Photo of the Week: Back to School

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You may have noticed there was no Photo of the Week for last week. We were undergoing a major behind-the-scenes upgrade to the Carter website and didn't want to lose any blog posts! I'll make it up to you this week with a super-sized Photo of the Week with extra images, celebrating the first week of school here in Fort Worth!

All the following photos depict schools and students here in Texas:


Lewis Hine, [Children at a district school near Corsicana], October 1913, gelatin silver print, Gift of Mr. and Mrs. Allan M. Disman


Lewis Hine, [Kindergarten students], October 1913, gelatin silver print, Gift of Mr. and Mrs. Allan M. Disman


Esther Bubley, High School. Typing Class. Tomball, Texas, 1945, gelatin silver print
Gift of Texas Monthly, Inc., printed from a negative in the Standard Oil of New Jersey Collection, University of Louisville Photographic Archives; © Standard Oil Company


Esther Bubley, High School. Band and Baton Twirlers Practicing on the Football Field. Notice Tank Battery in Background. Tomball, Texas, 1945, gelatin silver print
Gift of Texas Monthly, Inc., printed from a negative in the Standard Oil of New Jersey Collection, University of Louisville Photographic Archives; © Standard Oil Company

Comments

I love these historical photos of early Texas school days. Are there more? (I'm an educ. prof. at UTA).

Thanks!

Peggy

There are a few more that haven't been digitized yet, but both of these artists actually focused on other related subjects. Most of the Carter's Lewis Hine photographs deal with the subject of child labor, and our Esther Bubley works are 'slice of life' scenes from the Texas petroleum industry - workers and their families - of the 1940s.

If you are interested in more great images like this one, contact the Teaching Resources Coordinator. The Teaching Resource Center offers books and films that support our collection, and I am happy to share digital images from the permanent collection for you to use in the classroom.

Katherine Moloney
Teaching Resources Coordinator
trc@cartermuseum.org

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