Title unknown, lithograph, 1846
George Harvey, (Scottish, 1806-1876)
Gift of Mr. Waldo Emerson Rosebush, 1955 (1564.366)
Responses from Visitors, 2009
I have always tried to be good for the School Master. Today I was assisting Clara so she could take her lunch out of her school bag when Simon took Jonah's hat and wouldn't give it back. All of the boys tossed it around and fell together. School Master was trying to assist Lester with his numbers and did not notice the goings on. Simon finally started crying which got the School Master's attention. All of the boys were strictly dealt with and we girls were sent outside to enjoy our meal. I have always been and will always be glad that I am a girl.
—Katherine, Age: 22, S okane, Washington, August 21, 2009 at 3:00 PM
Dear Momma and Daddy, i really wish u and daddy didnt send me to his camp its not all bad theres lots of kids but its crazy here kids are running around everywere they dont listin to the teacher. we do what ever we want here thats the fun part. but at nigh it gets cold and theres no blankets so we have to make our own. its like u sent us to a camp that dosnt have any adults. But the good thing is when it comes time to eat or making blankets or looking out for each other they all do there part. Im one of the leaders i take charge of everyone so i think i understand why you sent me here i think u sent me here so that i could take more resposablity well it worked and im ready to come home now i learned my lesson. But when i come back can i bring my friend we became really close and she dosnt have a family and we have enough space at home so im sure that u guys will love her shes very helpful. I hope all is well, i love u i will see u when i get home, Always, Your Daughter
—Princess, Age: 17, moses lake/ wa, June 3, 2009 at 12:10 PM
One day the old man woke up to find his humble workshop overrun with children. What was he to do? Chase them away? Give them a warm, loving home?
In the end, he decided that raising a bunch of ungrateful kids wasn't for him, and he chased them off to the nearest orphanage. The End.
—Loving Father, Age: 78, Spokane, WA, May 20, 2009 at 9:25 AM
There once was a very big family who lived in a 1 room house. The father is a single-parent. His family had over 10 children. Every evening the father would read his newspaper with his son, while the children rustled around in the dining room/kitchen. 2 of the girls, one sitting calmly and the other standing while the older of the two would tell her a story. 6 of the other children would be at the table, fighting for who got the first of the dinner. Though the father always got overwelmed, he will always love his children.
—Katie-Jo, Age: 16, Moses Lake, WA, May 1, 2009 at 1:55 PM
I think the artist that was drawing this was thinking of a family that is spending some quaility time. I think he visions that this family all gets along and are having a fun time. I think it shows how a family was back in the old days not like now how it is rare for a family to be together. So my opinion is that this artist was trying to show how families were back in the 1870 or around there.
—family, Age: 17, Moses Lake WA, May 1, 2009 at 1:45 PM
in this picture it looks like a school. THe teacher who is pretty old in his age is trying to help out one of the students while all the others are going wild. the boys and girls look to be in their abou eight to eleven and cant wait to go outside and play. as you can see by the teachers face he is prettty tired and has the face of why am i teaching i need to find a replacement. then he remembers how he likes to teach most of the time and it all stars over again why he decided to teach.
—high school student, Age: 16, moses lake, May 1, 2009 at 1:40 PM
This picture looks like an orphanage, filled with m any children. The old man in the picture is helping a little kid while the rest of them are going crazy! There is a fight in the right corner, and the old man isn't even noticing because he is interested in the child and the book they are reading.
—mlhs11, Age: 15, Moses Lake, Wa, May 1, 2009 at 8:04 AM