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Visual Evidence

Photo 2: Teacher and Pupils, 1914. [Photo 2] with link to larger version of photo.
(Homestead National Monument of America)

Photographs were taken of the Freeman School in the early 1900s. Many of the early photographs have never been recovered. However, the surviving photographs provide important visual information that can help people determine the types of activities that took place at the Freeman School and what the school looked like in its early years.

Questions for Photo 2

1. What age does the youngest student appear to be? What age does the oldest student appear to be? What challenges might this have created for the teacher?

2. Do you think all the students studied the same thing at the same time? Why or why not?

* The image on this screen has a resolution of 72 dots per inch (dpi), and therefore will print poorly. You can obtain a larger version of Photo 2, but be aware that the file will take as much as 30 seconds to load with a 28.8K modem.

 

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