This week, we have a "back to school" theme with Dorothy White's exam papers from the 1910s.
Dorothy White was the child of Ward White and Etta Schantz, born in Berlin (now Kitchener), Ontario, in 1900 while her father was homesteading in Alberta. Her mother died shortly after giving birth to her, and she was raised by her aunt Sophie Schantz. She died in 2006, at the age of 105.
The images below come from a file of exam papers completed by Dorothy E. White in subjects including arithmetic, composition, dictation and spelling, and written reading.
Note the perfect handwriting, which doesn't even flinch at the ridiculous dictation in the second image. I don't think I could write, "The maimed woman prevailed upon the inquisitive dwarf" with a straight hand.
From GA91 accrual 2005, Schantz Russell family fonds.
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