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Old School & Class photos

Old school and class photos from past decades

The first public school in the United States was founded in New England in the early 17th century. But the history of education is much longer than that, ranging back to pre-history when elders taught the skills needed for living to the young of their society.

This collection of old photos shared by the community is of school & class photos ranging from universities to grade schools to Sunday Schools, dating back to the mid 18th century, showing students, teachers, and the schools themselves.

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Taken at Wilson Elementary School, Costa Mesa, Orange County, CA United States .
A photo of Mildred I Kolves with her Kindergarten class of 1964/65.
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Shared on May 9, 2013 by
Taken in Los Angeles, Los Angeles County, CA United States.
HIGH SCHOOL PICTURE OF EDNA WICKENBERG
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Taken at School, Grundy, Grundy County, TN United States of America in .
This was a picture taken of the school age children of Joe & Martha Phipps in... more
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Taken at La Cygne Rural High School, La Cygne, KS United States of America in .
Charles Van Vlack ~ La Cygne Rural High School, La Cygne, Kansas, USA. 1947
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Taken at Halsted St., Steger, Cook County, IL United States of America .
St. Liborius School and Church, Steger, IL was completed about 1906. Steger... more
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Taken at Marion High School, Marion, IN USA in .
Elizabeth Jensen ~ 1942 Easter Queen of Marion High School in Marion Indiana,... more
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Taken in the USA.
A school photo of Esther Olivo Padilla.
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Taken at Columbiana School, Columbiana, Columbiana County, OH USA .
Miss Lulu Bierman's second (?) grade classroom, Columbiana School, Ohio circa... more
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Taken at Good Samaritan Hospital, Lexington, KY USA in .
Hospital Mascots ~ Cynda Fidler and Johnny Sharp. Photograph from the Good... more
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Shared on Jun 5, 2012 by
Taken in the USA in .
This is written on the back: (1) Zelma and me (2 ) ( X) sister Reenea (?) Old... more
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Taken at The Summit Rostrum, Cincinnati, OH USA in .
Dorothy Pachoud, Photograph taken in 1930 for The Summit Rostrum yearbook,... more
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Shared on Jan 25, 2012 by
Boy in his school room, happily working on math. "Look at what I did!"
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Taken in Pavilion, Genesee County, NY United States in .
A photo of Schoolchildren in Pavilion, NY circa 1920. The girl in the middle... more
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Taken at Santa Clara Convention Center, Santa Clara, Santa Clara County, CA United States on .
Almost 20 years after I graduated Bellarmine College Prep in '99 I was... more
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Taken at Berry School, Rome, GA USA in .
A photo of Thelma Odessa Strickland, Berry School Field Day 1943
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This is a photo of my paternal grandfather's first cousin Helen Leaycraft.... more
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A photo of Clyde Isaac Fechser
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Shared on Aug 28, 2018 by
A photo of Helen Keller restored by Amanda S. Stevenson
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We had an antique store close recently and I "rescued" it, trying to find... more
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A photo of Amanda (Svendsen) Jorgensen's grandaughter, Sandra Amanda Svendsen... more
Shared on Jun 21, 2018 by
Taken in Millville, Butler County, OH United States in .
The sons of William and Susan (Diver) Cook are in this 1878 Millville, Butler... more
Shared on May 21, 2018 by
Taken in .
A photo of the class of 1947, 50 years later. Highland Academy, Portland,... more
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A photo of Elizabeth Mercy Kerwen's school - Bay Ridge High School. - where... more
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Shared on Apr 23, 2018 by
Taken at Richmond Dale High School, Richmond Dale, Ross County, OH United States in .
A photo of Richmond Dale High School in 1912
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Taken at Richmond Dale School, Richmond Dale, Ross County, OH United States in .
Top Row Left to Right: Luther Holcomb, Charlie Davis, Charles Willis, Marion... more
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Taken in .
A photo of Francis James Eureka, upon their graduation from Beaverdale High... more
Shared on Mar 29, 2018 by
Taken at The University of Chicago, Chicago, Cook County, IL United States in .
A photo of Asa John. D. Harper. This is my cousin who died in 1927 as a... more
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Taken at Bethesda Lutheran Church, Ames, Story County, IA United States in .
A photo of the Bethesda Lutheran Church Class of 1944!
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Taken in Philadelphia, Philadelphia County, PA United States in .
I’ve “rescued” an old photograph of Harry D. JAMES which was taken at... more
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