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Troy, John. Home Economics Nursery School. Gelatin silver print photograph. July, 1932.

Even at play, young children were schooled in the domestic attributes that would help them perform as super wives and mothers. This image is from the Cornell Nursery School based in the College of Home Economics, a pioneer in the study of childhood development. The Nursery School was conceived as a learning laboratory where students would practice and research the skills of child rearing.

 
 


 

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