Emerson High School in Oklahoma City was opened up this week by contractors for the first time in a long while. They were told to remove the blackboards and replace them with whiteboards for a new renovation, but they noticed something amazing – the chalkboards had not been touched since 1917.
Almost a hundred years old, the chalkboards show student lessons on civics...
And general lessons, like how to keep clean. The penmanship on the boards is impeccable. Truly a lost art.
A few of the chalkboards have drawings on them, like this one. (Pilgrims were a consistent theme throughout the classrooms.)
These music notes would have been played 98 years ago.
The school district and the city are working together to preserve the chalkboards.
Credit: Washington Post | Oklahoma City Public Schools via Twitter