Story 82: One-room schoolhouse

15 Nov

Inspired by my latest book entry (book 39) and especially my linked post “no underwear and schoolhouse smell” I searched for pics and more texts. I found some quite good ones on the web but for copyright reasons, I just give links. I also found some new ones on loc gov, although I search all of the FSA-OWI pics before. Few schoolhouses and I searched all for school+children. I don’t have the time to check all for just the keyword school. I also found some few pics in color and an interesting PD- book.

There are also many movies and series showing schoolhouses, but I don’t remember every one (try a blog search school). I mainly remember LHOTP, The Waltons, Christy, The Cowboys (1972), Tom Sawyer  etc.

Mainly of interest is the time between (1900) 1910-1940s or up to the 1950s like in The Sugar Creek Gang. Earlier schools like Pioneer schools often don’t have kids in bibs.

The Smell. I previously found books describing the smell of new overalls and starched dresses. But this might only true for some of them and maybe only once a year and not during the war. I found more the following smells: body odor (as kids or boys only used to bath once a week) and as most of them had to do chores before school, they smell of manure and rest of plants. The schools smell of turpentine and chalk and in the winter they dried their coats on the oven.

One interesting free book is called Backwoods Teacher and availabe here (I haven’t read it completetly)

Some more pics (some more including a girl on my Picasa album)

(linkfix on my blogroll)






One Response to “Story 82: One-room schoolhouse”

  1. db1 November 16, 2014 at 1:54 am #

    Another movie for you to check out is Man of Ashes from 1986. It is a movie from Tunisia. The movie has two boys in blue overalls. One boy is a teenager around 16 to 18 years old and the other is younger at around 11 to 13 years old. Lots of overalls content.

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