Haunting Chalkboard Drawings Grab Attention
While contractors were removing the old chalkboards at Emerson High School in Oklahoma City, they made an astonishing discovery. Lessons, multiplication table, pilgrim history and lots more scribbled by teachers and students remains frozen for more than 100 years. The chalkboard remained untouched since 1917. Set of another chalkboard is found beneath the first.
“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.”
Oklahoma City Public School District confirmed that they planned to remove chalkboard to make way for whiteboards in four classrooms.
A spokeswoman said that the district is working with the city to “preserve the ‘chalk’ work of the teachers that has been captured in time.”
The board shows a wheel used for teaching multiplication table. “I have never seen that technique in my life,” Kishore told the Oklahoman
Every classroom has got lesson on pilgrims along with the works of the teachers and students.
“Their names are here; I don’t know whether they were students in charge that day that got to do the special chores if they were the ones that had a little extra to do because they were acting up,” Kishore said. “But it’s all kinds of different feelings when you look at this.”