Seventh Division schoolchildren and teacher studying leaves out of doors, Washington, D.C., ca. 1899, by Frances Benjamin Johnston via Library of Congress Prints and Photographs Division.
In 1899, Johnston became interested in progressive education and made a photo survey of students at public schools in Washington, D.C.
. . . at P.S. 15, Manhattan, New York City, ca. 1921, by Paul & Co., via Library of Congress Prints and Photographs Division.
This hand-colored glass lantern slide was used by Frances Benjamin Johnston in her garden lecture series.
The original black and white photo may have been taken for the American Museum of Natural History in New York City. Its online photo collection has several 1921 pictures of P.S. 15 and P.S. 62 children working in their “nature rooms.”