U.S. School Clothes: Skinner School, 1885

Figure 1.--This is the Skinner School in rural Illinois during 1885. It is a good example of the small country schools American children attended in the late 19th century.

The Skinner School was located in rural Illinois, perhaps rural Illinois. The photograph was taken in 1885. Unfortunately the image is not very high quality and it is difficult to make out details about thre children's clothing. It does show, however, the kind of small school many children atended in rural areas. The school looks to have had 13 students.

Christopher Wagner

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