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Painting 2

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Visual Evidence

Painting 1: Children at Play.
Painted by George Marsden.
[Painting 1] with link to larger version of painting.
(Homestead National Monument of America)

In the 1970s, Homestead National Monument of America obtained two paintings of the Freeman School by George Marsden. These paintings depict scenes at the school.

Questions for Painting 1

1. Study Painting 1. What time of day is it at the Freeman School? List the evidence and activities that support your answer.

2. In what kinds of activities did the students of the Freeman School participate, according to George Marsden's painting? How are these activities similar to activities that take place at your school? How are they different?

3. Note the depicted surroundings of the school. How are they different from your school? Name and explain the use of some of the objects/buildings in the painting that you no longer see in many schools today.

* 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 Painting 1, but be aware that the file will take as much as 30 seconds to load with a 28.8K modem.

 

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