Classroom showing Slate Blackboards

1905 classroom showing students using slate blackboards.

Detailed Description

Grade school classroom in 1905 showing students writing on slate blackboards with smaller 'slates' on their desks.  Chalk also comes from rocks. Originally made of the mineral chalk, today's blackboard, pastel, and sidewalk chalks are primarily made of the mineral gypsum.


Image Dimensions: 1500 x 1104

Date Taken:

Location Taken: US


Courtesy of  IMLS Digital Collections and Content (taken circa 1905).