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Title: 1928P644 Ann Street School Birmingham
Description: 1928P644
Ann Street School, Birmingham, 1855
By Alfred H. Green
* The Quaker run British Infant Schools Society opened Birmingham Infants Central School for 90 pupils at 48 Ann Street in 1826. The school closed in 1867 and the site is now occupied by Birmingham's Council House. The painting depicts the education of different groups of children of aged from 3-12. Close inspection shows that the apparent chaos of this school room in fact organised into 5-6 different age-groups each with one or two adults in charge. Classes are gathered in seated rows or standing groups around a monitor. A trio of smartly dressed onlookers, a woman and two children, are picked out by the main shaft of sunlight.
Keywords:
19th Century
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Birmingham Museums Trust/Birmingham Museum & Art Gallery
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PCF
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Teacher
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School
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Teaching
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Social history
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Education
   
Usage Rights: Creative Commons 0 - Public Domain. Optional attribution: Photo by Birmingham Museums Trust, licensed under CC0
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Credit Line: Presented by the Christina Feeny Bequest Fund, 1928.