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Haunting chalkboard drawings, frozen in time for 100 years, Discovered in Oklahoma school.

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posted on Jun, 6 2015 @ 10:53 PM
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Truly mind boggling..I'm almost speechless here but protocol says I must say something...Hmmm

After looking at all the pictures, I cannot figure out the multiplication wheel.


The penmanship is quire remarkable also, unlike today's gibberish..

Have a look , just awesome!

Fascinating!




Teachers and students scribbled the lessons — multiplication tables, pilgrim history, how to be clean — nearly 100 years ago. And they haven’t been touched since. This week, contractors removing old chalkboards at Emerson High School in Oklahoma City made a startling discovery: Underneath them rested another set of chalkboards, untouched since 1917. “The penmanship blows me away, because you don’t see a lot of that anymore,” Emerson High School Principal Sherry Kishore told the Oklahoman. “Some of the handwriting in some of these rooms is beautiful.


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posted on Jun, 6 2015 @ 11:02 PM
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i learned my times table from charts, looking at this, as they may not have had charts I would hazard a guess the teacher would point to 2 x then point to a number the class would have to recite back the answer?

Just a guess.
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posted on Jun, 6 2015 @ 11:26 PM
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a reply to: baddmove

OP.. am I seeing this right.. just under your post.. seems to be a glitch maybe. Just a link with underscore... it says Snow Trains. It takes me to another post you did with Big Foot( monster truck)

ATS has been forcing me all day to an ATS HTML mode... I keep clearing cache's history, the whole nine..

Sorry off topic but needed said...

Other side ... glad you posted this. I miss seeing actual handwriting. It's now a lost art I suppose. I'm older and have a hard time figuring out internet acronyms.. I see that chalk board and think.. wow, a person actually printed that.
Until this past Nov. My grandmother sat down and penned out a letter per week.. she was 5 miles from here but she took the time to write letters.. passed away a spry 98 year old lady.

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posted on Jun, 6 2015 @ 11:35 PM
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If those are truly 98 years old that's amazing . I'm just having a little problem with all the colored chalk ?


But I hope it's accurate because this is a neat find .



posted on Jun, 6 2015 @ 11:38 PM
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originally posted by: Bigburgh
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OP.. am I seeing this right.. just under your post.. seems to be a glitch maybe. Just a link with underscore... it says Snow Trains. It takes me to another post you did with Big Foot( monster truck)

ATS has been forcing me all day to an ATS HTML mode... I keep clearing cache's history, the whole nine..

Sorry off topic but needed said...

Other side ... glad you posted this. I miss seeing actual handwriting. It's now a lost art I suppose. I'm older and have a hard time figuring out internet acronyms.. I see that chalk board and think.. wow, a person actually printed that.
Until this past Nov. My grandmother sat down and penned out a letter per week.. she was 5 miles from here but she took the time to write letters.. passed away a spry 98 year old lady.

Thank you, yes, there is a link there that says "snow trains".
The handwriting is a wonderful sight to see.

I think it was banned or just forgotten these past few years.

I love this kind of stuff from the past.



posted on Jun, 6 2015 @ 11:46 PM
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Baddmove
Greathouse..

Stars!

Thanks.. been having issues with ATS today. I appreciate you clearing that up.
Lol.. didn't think colored chalk was an issue


Color was around.. just not on film.
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posted on Jun, 6 2015 @ 11:46 PM
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originally posted by: Greathouse
If those are truly 98 years old that's amazing . I'm just having a little problem with all the colored chalk ?


But I hope it's accurate because this is a neat find .


Pretty sure colored chalk has been around for quite some time..and yes, this is a neat find, thanks for your input!
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Chalk used in school classrooms comes in slender sticks approximately .35 of an inch (nine millimeters) in diameter and 3.15 inches (80 millimeters) long. Lessons are often presented to entire classes on chalk-boards (or blackboards, as they were originally called) using sticks of chalk because this method has proven cheap and easy. As found in nature, chalk has been used for drawing since prehistoric times, when, according to archaeologists, it helped to create some of the earliest cave drawings. Later, artists of different countries and styles used chalk mainly for sketches, and some such drawings, protected with shellac or a similar substance, have survived. Chalk was first formed into sticks for the convenience of artists. The method was to grind natural chalk to a fine powder, then add water, clay as a binder, and various dry colors. The resultant putty was then rolled into cylinders and dried. Although impurities produce natural chalk in many colors, when artists made their own chalk they usually added pigments to render these colors more vivid. Carbon, for example, was used to enhance black, and ferric oxide (Fe 2 O 3 ) created a more vivid red. Read more: www.madehow.com...



posted on Jun, 6 2015 @ 11:57 PM
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Well I'm positive colored chalk was around then. They also had pastels . I probably would not have replied except for your lengthy post on how chalk was made. I am also positive chalk was around a long time before the 1900s.

The only reason I expressed any question about the colored chalk. Is I could understand it being used in the schools for drawings. ( like pictured ) But it bothers me a little that they would also use the more expensive version for regular lessons .


And the only reason I expressed that doubt. Is because during my time in school 1968 to 1979 they never used anything but white because it was cheaper .
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posted on Jun, 7 2015 @ 01:00 AM
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I would hazard a guess the teacher would point to 2 x then point to a number the class would have to recite back the answer?

Its done on the board as a kind of contest to see who can get the most correct. You go until you miss , then another student goes, and so on. Everyone gets to hear it repetitively and compete, social skills and math skills in one fell swoop.

Its better for learning to do it this way out loud. A lesson long lost on todays "educational" system.



posted on Jun, 7 2015 @ 01:04 AM
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a reply to: Greathouse

Poppycock! I have seen movies from that period and they do not have colour! They also walked faster than us.



posted on Jun, 7 2015 @ 01:06 AM
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Lol

They used to play the piano during silent movies. I wish somebody would spool them all up with Benny Hill music . Lol



posted on Jun, 7 2015 @ 01:11 AM
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Interestong fact spund was imvented with the talking pictures.
They had subtitles appear just below the person you were listening to.
Wonderful technology isn't it.



posted on Jun, 7 2015 @ 01:12 AM
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Fat fingers small phone lol



posted on Jun, 7 2015 @ 01:23 AM
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The Snow Trains link is a part of their sig. Its kinda hard to tell because the line dividing sig from post is both very thin and also the color of it is close enough to the background color to make it hard to notice. I often have to take a moment to discern whether it is a part of the post or not.

I love this kind of thing from the past. Thank you for bringing it here, op



posted on Jun, 7 2015 @ 03:48 AM
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Wonder what the Star of David is being used for.



posted on Jun, 7 2015 @ 06:40 AM
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Amazing find, baddmove! I am completely enamoured by the simplicity of life back then.

Though, with the advent of technology and the removal of cursive writing from schools, I can't help but to think we are being hustled back to an age where one is only able to sign one's name with an X.


For all of our advances, we are losing so much. In a few generations, should the electrical grid go down, I daresay people would wonder what to do with their hands, as they will no longer have the basic skills of writing, sewing, cooking without convenience etc. and those that do have those skills will be gone from this world.

I think I will handwrite a letter or two this week, just because I can.



posted on Jun, 7 2015 @ 08:44 AM
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The 2 things I noticed were the series of Jewish Stars at the top and that addition of 19+10=29. I would be really curious to know about those. There does not appear to be anything in the wheel that points to the equation since there was no number 19. There is some strange significance if you believe in numerology though.



posted on Jun, 7 2015 @ 09:25 AM
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originally posted by: MoonBlossom
a reply to: baddmove

Amazing find, baddmove! I am completely enamoured by the simplicity of life back then.

Though, with the advent of technology and the removal of cursive writing from schools, I can't help but to think we are being hustled back to an age where one is only able to sign one's name with an X.


For all of our advances, we are losing so much. In a few generations, should the electrical grid go down, I daresay people would wonder what to do with their hands, as they will no longer have the basic skills of writing, sewing, cooking without convenience etc. and those that do have those skills will be gone from this world.

I think I will handwrite a letter or two this week, just because I can.

I get your point about some things being lost via technology and "progress," but cursive is gratuitous. There isn't actually any necessity to it, neither in the past nor the future. It isn't in any way "more literate" or more articulate, applied to any subject. It just looks nice.
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posted on Jun, 7 2015 @ 10:14 AM
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James Pillans has been credited with the invention of coloured chalk (1814)
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posted on Jun, 7 2015 @ 12:21 PM
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Truly an outstanding share! This so shows an obvious degenerative
dumbing down IMO. No public school chalkboard today could match
this level of sophistication. Not one.
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