The public schools of Massachusetts
- The public schools of Massachusetts
Massachusetts has historically been a leader in providing free education for children since the late 18th century. After the American Revolutionary War, public education at the elementary level was open to both male and female children, and geography was consistently part of the curriculum. George Bartlett, an artist and school principal, produced this map illustrating the number of public schools by town throughout the state in 1892. At this time, there were over 7,000 public schools throughout the commonwealth, with women accounting for over 90% of teachers.
- Bartlett, George Hartnell, 1838-1923
- Name on Item:
designed and drawn by George H. Bartlett.
Boston Public Library
Norman B. Leventhal Map Center
- Collection (local):
Norman B. Leventhal Map Center Collection
Includes statistical tables, list of members and officers of the Board of Education, and ill. of Boys English High and Latin School, Boston.
- 1 map ; 44 x 69 cm.
Scale [ca. 1:480,000]
- Call #:
G3761.E68 1893 .B37
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