In the 1920s, Kendall students learned without electronics

Posted 13 March 2014 at 12:00 am

By Bill Lattin
Orleans County Historian

KENDALL – The information on the back of this picture notes: “Kendall School H.N. Stevens 2nd in right row, Early 1920s.”

The pupils posed with their hands all folded in the middle of the desk tops. Notice the cast iron sides of these desks.

The teacher stands in the back while one student is given the privilege to pose by the blackboard. George Washington’s picture was ever present in classrooms years ago as we see over the bulletin board.

These kids didn’t have computers but at least they could write in cursive in third or fourth grade.