12 Vintage Photographs Capture the Life at an Outdoor “Bench School” in 1939

During the end of the Great Depression in 1939, many rural schools held classes outside due to the oppressive heat. Here is a day in the life of the enrollment of the Lincoln “Bench School” outside of Ontario, Oregon. They were more fortunate than most: the county had a bus that went to pick up most of the kids from the surrounding farms.

Images: Library of Congress


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