Beyond Blackboards: Teaching Aids in an 1874 Classroom

It’s September and students across the country are now well-settled in their new classrooms, many filled with laptops and high tech, interactive white boards.  What would you expect to find in an 1874 schoolroom? This trade catalog from that year shows typical furniture but also illustrates a few more things, like teaching aids. Though a little lower tech than today’s models, some are still quite innovative.

A New Year

For some, the new school year has already begun. For others, it will soon be here.
Textile Novelties, a trade catalog by J. B. Patterson & Co., gives us a look into 1892 and the styles of school bags over one hundred years ago . . .

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