-Henry Wadsworth Longfellow.
Our Sepia Saturday this week involves teaching, and learning from Alan's theme photo below.
In honor of that beloved, sweet blessing of knowledge, (and all the things we've learned within us) and an underlining theme for Mother's Day that many of us are celebrating this weekend, I offer this.
1905 Learning to walk.
Surprisingly enough this teaching device is still used today, of course in many other designs.
After learning to walk, comes the real fun stuff. Baby ballerinas.
Dance like nobody is watching.
Mothers and grandmothers made sure to teach their little girls the fundamentals of womanhood, like sewing. In those days sewing wasn't just a hobby, it was often a necessity.
Learning how to drive nails in a country school. Wilmington, Delaware, at Tower Hill School.
"Tell me and I forget, teach me and I may remember, involve me and I learn." - Benjamin Franklin
1899 Washington D.C. students learn dance techniques at school.
Tower Hill School, Wilmington, Delaware, Country School children from to age 3 to 18 years old also learning to dance.
Learning wasn't always just games and dancing, sometimes it was tedious work like flower making with their mother. I wonder how many mothers today teach their children, especially boys, flower making?
1915 Photographer, Lewis Wickes Hines.
Any fool can know. The point is to understand.
How we made a compass. The handwriting on the blackboard is (as well as the blackboard) not so common these days. Even the compass is being replaced.
Seriously, The Boy Scouts?
The photo absolutely reads, Boy Scouts learning to shoot.
Loading rocks in their wagon. Is it playtime?
On To the big wagons!
1942 Detroit, Driver's training course.
It sure appears they're having a blast in Chemistry 101.
Learning is simple
if you try.
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