Studying a Live Dog in Kindergarten

Here’s an interesting scene that you probably wouldn’t see kindergarten today. This classroom of children is learning about, what appears to be, the anatomy of a live dog. This was taken by the local great, Frances Benjamin Johnston.

Classroom scenes in Washington, D.C. public schools: studying live dog, 5th Division -1899 (Library of Congress)
Classroom scenes in Washington, D.C. public schools: studying live dog, 5th Division -1899 (Library of Congress)

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Tom founded Ghosts of DC on January 4th, 2012 as a blog to uncover the lost and untold history of Washington, D.C. He has lived in the city for over a decade and loves exploring every corner of the District.

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