Little Red School House Museum

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© Andrea Petersen
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And they cast lots, ward against ward, as well the small as the great, the teacher as the scholar...1 Chronicles 25:8

Rusk County Historical Society Museum

I scanned this existing light print of the Little Red School House that I shot with my film Canon T.60 camera at Ladysmith, Wisconsin in 1995... My mother, sister and I had an interesting time touring this museum that day.. I remember I did not want to use flash and just went with the existing light that came from the windows using manual focus opening up to F/2.8 with a 50 mm CanonFD lens..If I remember correctly I used ISO 400 film.

I discovered that Wikipedia has now listed this wonderful museum in their site at the following link which has more information about the museum...

16 responses


    JOE FAILK gave props (27 Jul 2010):

    Excellent Composition and lighting!

  • William Tracy

    William Tracy said (27 Jul 2010):

    The scan seems to accentuate the distance in time, as does the natural light. I like the contrast of the wood-burner and the electric fan.

    Comparing my Altaville School story, so much is the same -- desk, bell, flag, wood-burning stove.

    Nice picture!!

  • Susan Littlefield

    Susan Littlefield gave props (27 Jul 2010):

    A fine capture of a wonderful room. Thank you for the link----most interesting!!

  • Donald Garrett

    Donald Garrett   gave props (27 Jul 2010):

    Susan said it right! My grandmother had a woodstove like that one in her tiny kitchen.

  • Ann Reece

    Ann Reece   gave props (27 Jul 2010):

    Excellent job Andrea! The lighting is perfect and this is perfect for the theme : )

  • Al Gieryna

    Al Gieryna gave props (27 Jul 2010):

    Classic...nicely done Andrea.

  • Litz Go

    Litz Go gave props (27 Jul 2010):

    wonderful entry, Andrea! Thanks for the info.

  • Andrea Petersen

    Andrea Petersen said (28 Jul 2010):

    Thanks everyone for your kind words...In the lower grades I attended classes in a two-room school house from the ist grade to the 4th before a new school was built with indoor plumbing, running water and a much needed lunch room. The Little Red School House reminds me of the 1st school I went to where we shared a common dipper to drink water from an old time fountain, etc. Of course we also shared the germs of catching each others colds:))

  • ellie huntress

    ellie huntress gave props (29 Jul 2010):

    such a cool feeling

  • elfriede fulda

    elfriede fulda gave props (30 Jul 2010):

    Oh,,very interesting,,,love the image,,,

  • Sonia Adam Murray

    Sonia Adam Murray gave props (30 Jul 2010):

    A good entry Andrea.

  • Deborah Downes

    Deborah Downes   gave props (30 Jul 2010):

    Excellent entry, Andrea. Really love the lighting and framing. Thanks for the info.

  • JanElle

    JanElle gave props (30 Jul 2010):

    The soft lighting sets off the wood stove and woodwork so beautifully!! Delightful shot!

  • Regenia Brabham

    Regenia Brabham gave props (3 Aug 2010):

    The lighting is beautiful! It is such a warm little school house. Wonderful capture.

  • Judy and Wayne Wanamaker

    Judy and Wayne Wanamaker gave props (3 Aug 2010):

    What a great shot of this classic scene!

  • Richard Knight

    Richard Knight gave props (4 Aug 2010):

    So nice . . .

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