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industrial education and reading class
  • Orville John Green
    1872–1938
    born: Jefferson County, Wisconsin, United States ; died: McPherson, Kansas, United States ; active: United States
  • industrial education and reading class, 1902
  • Where object was made: Pine Ridge, South Dakota, United States
  • gelatin silver print
  • Object Height/Width: 12.5 x 17.5 cm
    Object Height/Width: 4 15/16 x 6 7/8 in
  • Transfer from Central College, Orville John and Evaline Dryer Green Collection
  • Not on display
  • 2007.7536
Description
Inscriptions/Signature

Photograph of eight young boys at the front of a classroom. All the boys have short dark hair and are wearing dark jackets and trousers, white shirts, and leather shoes. On the wall is a dark chalkboard and above the chalkboard is a large American flag. In front of the chalkboard is a wooden table covered in a printed table cloth with several tools laid out on top. One of the boys at the front of the table is using a pointer to point at words written on the board and another boy in the center is holding up a garden hoe, and the boy at the facing right side is holding a tool with a long handle for rotating.

The text on the chalkboard reads:
This is a chisel
garden hoe
garden rake
garden spade
smoothing [osbscured]
hatchet
hammer