National Catholic Schools Week – DCs at St. John’s School Milwaukee

St. John's School Milwaukee

(Photograph reproduced with permission of the Provincial Archives)
In honor of National Catholic Schools week, a photograph of a class at St. John’s School in Milwaukee, WI. Opened on Aug. 30, 1879, the school was dedicated to the education of young women. Boys were taught at a nearby school run by the Dominicans of Sinsinawa. This photo recalls how school rooms were equipped in the early 20th century. Present on the wall were the ubiquitous engravings of Abraham Lincoln and George Washington. Over the door is the motto “Memor et Fidelis” – “Mindful and Faithful.” St. John’s was closed in 1905.

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