Education: Interior Decorating

Modern efficiency has given substantial blackboards, trim cabinets with brass locks, skylights and shrewd ventilating systems to the classrooms of U. S. public schools. But the "art objects" on the walls have changed little since the days of slates and coal stoves. Pupils are still schooled among lithographs of George Washington crossing the Delaware, paintings of cows and baskets of fruit, cheap etchings of Longfellow and Lincoln, etc.

The artistic sensibilities of Joseph Esposito, 14-year-old Italian of the Dore Elementary School in Chicago, were upset in his classroom by a chromo of George Washington. So he saved $85 by selling ice...

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