Monday, June 24, 2013

Ruby Tuesday - Educational rubies ca. 1900

Trap Fall School, built in 1872
The school bus of its day - who needs windows?
Ruby Tuesday 2 is back, and its rules simple: a lot or a little red. For me today, it falling into the 'little' category. Both views were taken at the father's Day car show at the Shelton (CT) History Center with cool items on its grounds. On top is the (1872) one-room Trap Fall schoolhouse, in use until 1911 or so, and moved to its current location in 1971.The bit of red is of course, the brick chimney...the second set of rubies are found on the wheels of this Carryall, the school bus of its day transporting students to school. It seems primitive to our modern eyes - but quite up to date in its day...Happy RT2

7 comments:

HOOTIN ANNI said...

What an incredible piece of work for your Tuesday post. Love the history behind both. Ralph, you've outdone yourself this week.

HOOTIN ANNI said...

ps...you could also consider your post 'rubies' as in a gem of a post.

My name is Riet said...

Wat a great post. I just love love that old school. Have a nice week

DrillerAA09 said...

My great aunt taught in a one room school house in Oklahoma Territory, 4 years before Oklahoma became a state. I love the simple life that is portrayed by such structures. Life was simple, but hard. Thanks for sharing.

Liza said...

Great find for Rt2.

Red and Gold

Robin said...

Great post. Can you imagine riding to school in that school bus? Must have been a wee bit drafty in the winter...

Magical Mystical Teacher said...

Here's a question for you, Ralph: Why are old wagon wheels so often painted red?

Red Roses