Georgia Schools In The Early 1900s May Shock You. They’re So Different

Schools in the early 1900s were completely different than the ones that we have today. Many things that are taken for granted today such as the free school lunches, public school buses and textbooks were not provided to children in the early 1900s. The free school lunch program didn’t start until 1946, and during the Great Depression many kids walked to school hungry every day because their parents couldn’t afford to feed them. Also, the buildings were varied and vastly different from the school buildings today. Some of the schools were multi-room mansions while others were a tiny one-room shack. Check out these 11 amazing photos of Georgia schools in the early 1900s.

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What do you think about these pictures? Did you go to school in the 1930s? Do you have family members that did? If you have any stories to tell about this era, please share in the comments below.