The Old School

A watercolor of the school painted by John Collins in 1869.
The earliest photograph of Germantown Friends School, c 1869. The new building, in the foreground, was used by the intermediate and upper classes. The old building, behind, continued to be used by the primary grades.
The GFS Faculty in 1869
The Friends Free Library in 1881. The school building is at the left.
The GFS Class of 1876. Joseph Pennell is seated at center in the front and John Cope is seated to his left.
The whole school in 1881, posed at the front of the schoolhouse. Henry Hoxie is the man with the black beard standing next to the boy with the baseball bat.
Exercise equipment in the new “gym”
The new two-story Primary Building, connected to the Main Building by an arcade.

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Reflections on teaching + learning. Catalyst to inspire equality, integrity & community in ed. Send in your ideas! Curated by Germantown Friends School.

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