One-Room Schoolhouse
Original Author: Jackson Davis
Created: ca. 1915
Medium: Photograph

One-Room Schoolhouse

A teacher and his students pose in a corner of a one-room schoolhouse in Halifax County. The stove at center (probably a wood stove) heated the room. Jackson Davis, the Virginia field agent for the General Education Board from 1915 to 1929, took this photograph, one of about 6,000 he made documenting the conditions of rural schools and the industrial education of African Americans.

Citation: Jackson Davis Papers, 1906–1947, Accession #3072, #3072-a, Special Collections, University of Virginia, Charlottesville, Va.