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30 vintage photographs capture scenes of high school typing…

30 vintage photographs capture scenes of high school typing classes from between the 1950s and 1970s.

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Boys Beware: An anti-homosexuality propaganda film from the…

Boys Beware: An anti-homosexuality propaganda film from the 1960s.

30 fascinating vintage photographs of girls home economics…

30 fascinating vintage photographs of girls home economics classes from between the 1920s and 1950s

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If you have an apple and I have an apple and we exchange apples then you and I will still each have one apple. But if you have an idea and I have an idea and we exchange these ideas, each of us will have two ideas.

A Classroom In The Sand

Students following a lesson written in the Sahara sand. Taken in Tunisia, this appeared in the National Geographic in 1914.

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The Horseback Librarians of the Great Depressi…

As you know, the Great Depression was a time of terrible unemployment across the United States and across the world. American President Franklin Delano Roosevelt started a wide variety of programs to attempt to alleviate the economic depression. One program created the “book women.”

Many rural communities at the time had little access to books. This of course meant they received a poorer education. With limited educations, economic opportunities were also limited. So the Works Progress Administration created the Pack Horse Library Initiative to bring the books to them. In the most remote areas, notably Kentucky, this meant librarians on horseback. Saddlebags would be filled with books, to be delivered to distribution stations, schools, and even front porches.

The horseback librarians were mostly made up of women whose salaries were paid by the Works Progress Administration. They were generally locals, so that people would trust them, and use the program. The Pack Horse Library Initiative stopped in 1943, because it was no longer needed: World War II basically ended rural unemployment.

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