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Schools have changed in many ways since these days when life was so much simpler – Notice how the teachers are dressed [old photographs] Skyline Farms – Part 5

These photographs of students and teachers at Skyline Farms in the Resettlement Community at Jackson County, Alabama during the Great Depression, reveal how far we’ve come in educating our children today. The photograph were taken by Carl Maydans in 1936 before the program was considered too much like socialism by many politicians


 Notice the drawing of Little Red Riding Hood on the left.

Note from John H. Allen: The teacher in photo is, Lilah Wann Beason this photo was taken in the 1930s. her grandaughter teaches at Skyline Alabama today.

This classroom is a little more finished compared to others.
This classr

Some serious students.

I wonder what these girls are doing? If they area writing, the pencils area very small.

 

Look at the length of these girls hair. They are all the same length and their dresses are all very similar.  I wonder why?Look at the length of these girls hair. They are all the same length and their dresses are all very similar.  I wonder why?Skyline Farms school 15

These girls appear to be older.  All have short hair.

This teacher has a large number of students, mostly boys.

Same class – students everywhere. Notice the tree stump as a brace for the student bench.

 

Posing for the camera — Handsome young man.

This is a very well-dressed teacher keeping an eye on her students.

Cute girls — learning to read.

It looks like there is a cloak room to the far left of this picture.

The only girl I have seen with long hair is this one with her hair braided.

More photographs of Skyline Farms

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About Donna R Causey

Donna R. Causey, resident of Alabama, was a teacher in the public school system for twenty years. When she retired, Donna found time to focus on her lifetime passion for historical writing. She developed the websites www.alabamapioneers and www.daysgoneby.me All her books can be purchased at Amazon.com and Barnes & Noble. She has authored numerous genealogy books. RIBBON OF LOVE: A Novel Of Colonial America (TAPESTRY OF LOVE) is her first novel in the Tapestry of Love about her family where she uses actual characters, facts, dates and places to create a story about life as it might have happened in colonial Virginia. Faith and Courage: Tapestry of Love (Volume 2) is the second book and the third FreeHearts: A Novel of Colonial America (Book 3 in the Tapestry of Love Series) Discordance: The Cottinghams (Volume 1) is the continuation of the story. . For a complete list of books, visit Donna R Causey

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8 comments

  1. Mike Ragland thought you might like this…

  2. Mike Manning

    Mike, my dad and his family were part of the Skyline community. Before he passed away in 2013, I found some of these photos and sent him copies. It brought back memories of some very tough times.

  3. Rick Brown

    I lived in Skyline 1998-2001. Loved it!

  4. Cathy Colorado

    Steve Drake Show this page to the kids? Some interesting stuff on here.

  5. William Nabors

    Those kids probably learned more than students of today, if the truth was really known.

  6. June Persons

    I went to two room school when I was in the third grade. Third, fourth, sixth on one room, first, second, fifth in another. Marion junction Alabama in 1942-43

  7. Girls all have short hair – the style was probably cropped hair.
    Girls have similar dresses – moms made their clothes and probably shared patterns.

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