Blue and Gold June 1921 Vol 5 Number 1 - A Booklet of School Life and Literature Published Monthly During the School Year by the Students of THE GIRLS' HIGH SCHOOL, BROOKLYN

Girls High School Brooklyn

Verlag: Girls' High School Brooklyn, 1917
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Wraps - Good - clean, no marks, clean inside, very clean cover - from a private collection, blue cover with black design and lettering, numerous b&w photographs of the students and faculty as well as period advertisements from local merchants and business colleges ( including Sumner Savings, Abraham & Straus, Plexo Greaseless Cleansing Creams, Brooklyn Metal Ceiling Co, Nassau National Bank of Brooklyn, Isaac Pitman & Sons and others) Betty Smith ("A Tree Growns in Brooklyn") attended GHSB during this period Girls' High School is an historically and architecturally notable public secondary school building located at 475 Nostrand Avenue in the Bedford-Stuyvesant, neighborhood of Brooklyn, New York. It was built in 1886 and is the oldest public high school building in New York City that is still standing.The building was designed by James W. Naughton, Superintendent of Buildings for the Board of Education of the City of Brooklyn.It is regarded as a "masterpiece" of Victorian Gothic style, blending Gothic Revival and French Second Empire styles, the Second Empire influence is visible in the mansard roof, the Gothic influence in the pointed arch windows. The building, which was intended to house the boys' and girls' high schools in two separate wings, features two pavilions built around a central entrance that rises into a bell tower. By the time the school opened, enrollment had increased to the point where it was decided to use this building for the girls and build a separate Boys' High School. In 1975 the school merged with Brooklyn Boys High School and moved to a new building at Fulton Street and Utica Avenue as the Boys and Girls High School. According to the New York Times, in 1895 it was "the ambition of every Brooklyn girl. to enter the Girls' High School where she may enjoy the advantages of an advanced education and be prepared for college." The girls were offered courses in Latin, Greek, German, French, botany, zoology, physics, chemistry, astronomy, physiology, psychology, algebra, geometry, calculus; ancient, medieval and modern history; economics, and classes in the "literary masterpieces, both American and English." The article featured a large, detailed drawing of the building which was described as being "one of the finest, from an architectural point of view, in the country, and it is said not to be excelled for completeness of appointments anywhere.[6] the Mayor called it "the foremost institution of its kind in the world," and the Times asserted that "representatives of secondary schools in other cities of this country and in Europe. concurred" with the Mayor in that opinion Betty Smith, née Elisabeth Wehner (December 15, 1896 - January 17, 1972), was an American author. Born on December 15, 1896 in Brooklyn, New York to German immigrants, she grew up poor in Williamsburg, Brooklyn and attended Girl's High School. These experiences served as the framework to her first novel, A Tree Grows in Brooklyn (1943). - Girl's High School - "The next thing that Smith did was learn to be a teletype telegrapher so that she could work nights and go to high school in the day. This was in 1915, the year her father died. She had "the Columbus Ohio to New York line and liked working nights in a skyscraper where my window overlooked New York Harbor. Did my studying on L trains back and forth to Brooklyn. Learned to get along on very little sleep." Smith went to Girl's High School from age 19 to age 21. There she was the editor of the school paper. She spent time at the Jackson Street Settlement House, an institution for the education and advancement of immigrants' children: there she taught sewing Saturday afternoons. She also acted in plays for the first time, and learned to dance. Smith's social life revolved around the settlement house. There is only one scene in her books about the settlement house, however; in Tomorrow Will Be Better, an upper-class woman who is volunteering her time makes fun of the lower-class accents.". Buchnummer des Verkäufers

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Titel: Blue and Gold June 1921 Vol 5 Number 1 - A ...
Verlag: Girls' High School Brooklyn
Erscheinungsdatum: 1917
Einband: Wraps
Zustand: Good

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