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Schoolchildren at the Norton District School
about 1900
Photographer:Photographed by Marie Kendall , American, 1854 - 1943
Photography; collodion print mounted on cabinet card
Primary Dimensions (image height x width): 4 1/2 x 7 5/8in. (11.4 x 19.4cm) Sheet (height x width): 4 1/2 x 7 5/8in. (11.4 x 19.4cm) Mount (height x width): 5 1/8 x 8 1/2in. (13 x 21.6cm)
Credit Line: Museum purchase
Description: Nine schoolchildren, dressed in winter clothing and carrying lunch pails and books, stand on the dirt road outside of a one-room schoolhouse. According to the signpost on the right, the road is on the way to Canaan Valley, which is four miles away, and is just past the intersection of the road to South Sandisfield. A leafless tree stands beside the schoolhouse.
Subject Note: The schoolhouse pictured was the North End or Norton District School, also called the Curtiss Family School at the turn of the twentieth century because all of the students belonged to the Curtiss family. It was located off Doolittle Drive, at the intersection of Wheeler and Barry Hill Roads. From Havemeyer, Ann, Robert Dance and Barry Webber. "The One-Room Schoolhouse," Picturing Norfolk 1758-1958, Barkhamsted, CT: Goulet Printery, 2008.
Inscription: Verso, top left, handwritten in pencil: "Slide Shot 7/92" Bottom left, handwritten in pencil: "neg # 602" Center, printed in black ink: "Mrs. J.C. Kendall, / Norfolk, Conn." Bottom, printed in black ink: "DUPLICATES CAN BE HAD BY ADDRESSING AS ABOVE"
Object Number: 1985.77.7
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