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Joe Munroe Archive
Description: Two students headed to school in southern Michigan, photographed by Joe Munroe, 1947. One-room schools were common even into the 1950s, providing the backbone for the education of local farm children. Eventually their districts would be combined with larger districts and the buildings fell by the wayside. Joe Munroe's career began in 1939 at the Cranbrook Academy of Art. He served in the Air Force during World War II and then joined Cincinnati-based Farm Quarterly magazine. Though raised in Detroit, agriculture became an important subject of Joe's photographs. He moved to California in 1955 and free-lanced, taking magazine assignments and selling his own work. View on Ohio Memory.
Image ID: P400_B12_F01_001
Subjects: Joe Munroe; Farm life; One-room schools; Education; Children
Places: Williamston (Michigan)