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Well-Read Schoolhouse: 1940

Well-Read Schoolhouse: 1940

August 1940. "One-room school in Breathitt County, Kentucky." Medium format negative by Marion Post Wolcott for the Farm Security Administration. View full size.


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Sweet eyes

Whole lot of sparkin' going on between the wee lass on the left and the boy across the table. Or maybe it was one-sided, à la Mary Hatch whispering into our hero's good ear: "George Bailey, I'll love you till the day I die."

My beloved and I celebrated our 40th wedding anniversary last Sunday. The first time I set eyes on him, I said the same thing, to myself (except I didn't say George Bailey). It still holds true.

Taking bets

Which will be first to collapse -- the table, or the chair to the right?

Waste Nothing

I love the chair that looks like it was made from scrap lumber and tongue-in-groove boards.

Shoes optional

Probably made counting to 20 easier.

I wonder how these kids felt if they had a chance to attend high school -- culture shock?

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