Class in Literature Second Floor - Room 31.


Class in Literature Second Floor - Room 31.
This image depicts a literature class being taught by Abbie Pearce. On the chalkboard lining the side wall is the quote: "Genius is universal, genius is an immense capacity for taking pains" which was a common proverbial saying in the 19th century, and may have originated from English reformer Jane Hopkins. There is another quote left reading: "A good book is the spiritual life blood of a master spirit,” by English poet John Milton. Due to both quotations having a connection to English individuals, this image may depict the last term in the Literary Course that focused on the study of English masterpieces.
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Michigan State Normal School, Ypsilanti, MI