Old Photos: One School Day In 1939

Some photos depicting student activities in Springfield, MO in 1939.
Toy train…

A view of a children playing during class.

…and the real thing.

A view of a class learning about trains first hand at a railroad station.

A view of a class learning about trains first hand at a railroad station.

 

A view of a class field trip to the local stockyard

A view of a class field trip to the local stockyard

Now that’s tough, even I had a cot when I was a kid.

A view of children in school taking a nap in the middle of the day.

A view of children in school taking a nap in the middle of the day.

This must be the other side of the tracks.

A view of a class doing an exercise in practical carpentry.

A view of a class doing an exercise in practical carpentry.

This kid grew up to invent the overhead projector.

A view of child giving a presentation in school.

A view of child giving a presentation in school.

Something tells me the old guy is not an actor.

A view of a class learning about slums by visiting the local slum area.

A view of a class learning about slums by visiting the local slum area.

A view of a class field trip to a farm to study the soil.

A view of a class field trip to a farm to study the soil.

A view of the Springfield sewage disposal plant.

A view of the Springfield sewage disposal plant.

Before the air-conditioning the government meetings were brief and to the point.

A view of a sixth grade class attending a town meeting during a lesson on government.

A view of a sixth grade class attending a town meeting during a lesson on government.