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VINTAGRAPH • WPA • WWII • NORTH TUSCANY COAST, 1948

Shorthanded: 1920

Shorthanded: 1920

1920. "Washington School for Secretaries classroom." Our second look at the school's facilities. Harris & Ewing Collection glass negative. View full size.

 

Tags

My guess is it that they are there for the purpose of inventory.

Different shorthand

I am familiar with the Pitman shorthand, which is (or was) used throughout the British Empire. The Gregg shorthand is the most-used in the USA.

What are the tags for ?

Each desk has a tag hanging from it. Anyone have an idea?

Re: Impressions

"After sitting for an hour or two, I wonder if the ladies rose from these chairs with neatly stenciled backsides."

Well, there's an image that's going to keep me awake tonight.

Impressions

After sitting for an hour or two, I wonder if the ladies rose from these chairs with neatly stenciled backsides. They sure don't look comfortable.

I guess

the students all bring their own laptops.

 
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