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.
Some serious students.
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?
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.