April A-Z, Historical Photographs, Letters N through P

This month we’re participating in the April A-Z blogging challenge. Never fear, our regularly scheduled podcast episodes will still release every other Thursday. In between those episodes, enjoy some historical photographs themed to the letter of the day. This page will be updated each day until we run through our letters for this batch, then we’ll start a new page with new letters. I hope this brings some new history resources to light for you!

N is for Needlework

Today’s picture is of a 15-year-old, Helen Whitty, in 1917. It’s part of a collection of photographs of child laborers.

Image Credit: Lewis Wickes Hine, National Child Labor Commitee Collection, Library of Congress Collection

–April 16, 2015

O is for Oklahoma City High School

Today we have another photograph from the National Child Labor Committee Collection, but this one seems to fall under the category of vocational training.

There’s little information, but I suppose metalwork was a class at Oklahoma City High School in 1917. How would you have liked to do that as an elective?

Image Credit: Lewis Wickes Hine, National Child Labor Committee Collection, Library of Congress Collection.

–April 17, 2015

P is for Plein Air Painting

And today is a beautiful day for it. I might have to go out, at least with a sketchbook if not paints.

Plus, many national parks are open free of charge this weekend, including Shenandoah National Park where the lady in the picture painted around 1940.

–Image Credit: Jack Delano, Library of Congress Collection

–April 18, 2015

–Connie B. Dowell


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