Children's Museum Nature Study Club in Bedford Park, New York, 1890-1915

Summary

During the late 19th century, nature study was emphasized at city schools and summer camps because it was believed that keeping children in touch with nature was beneficial for society as a whole. This turn-of-the-century photograph, taken by female photojournalist Jenny Young Chandler, shows a child's nature study group in Bedford Park, Bronx, New York.

During the late 19th century, nature study was emphasized at city schools and summer camps because it was believed that keeping children in touch with nature was beneficial for society as a whole. This turn-of-the-century photograph, taken by female photojournalist Jenny Young Chandler, shows a child's nature study group in Bedford Park, Bronx, New York.

Artifact

Negative (Photograph)

Subject Date

1890-1915

 On Exhibit

By Request in the Benson Ford Research Center

Object ID

32.351.136

Credit

From the Collections of The Henry Ford. Gift of Betty R. K. Pierce.

Material

Glass (Material)

Technique

Gelatin dry plate process

Color

Black-and-white (Colors)

Dimensions

Height: 5 in

Width: 5 in

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