Interior of a One-Room Schoolhouse
Original Author: Jackson Davis
Created: 1915
Medium: Photograph

Interior of a One-Room Schoolhouse

Barefoot children sit on benches inside a one-room log schoolhouse in Brunswick County. The walls and the ceiling of the cramped classroom have been used as a blackboard. Jackson Davis, the Virginia field agent for the General Education Board from 1915 to 1929, took this photograph, one of aobut 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.