Rare Historical Photos of the Boston Public Schools in the Late 19th Century

The Boston Pictorial Archive contains photographs documenting schools and evening classes in Boston in the 19th Century, with the bulk of the material covering the years between 1890 and 1893. These images show building exteriors and interiors and adults participating in classroom activities.

There are schools such as the Evening Industrial School, Hancock Evening School, and the High School of Commerce.

#12 Drawing from models at an evening drawing classroom of Hopkins School

#13 Drawing head and bust at an evening drawing school

#14 Evening drawing school, Warren Avenue (3rd year pupils drawing from life models)

#15 Evening drawing school, Warren Avenue (second year class drawing from life models)

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