Helen Boltz:  Forgotten Topeka

Highland Park Grade School, 1916

The Highland Park Grade School in 1916: black and white children mingled together, being children

The first grade class at Highland Park in Topeka, Kansas.
[Helen Boltz is the girl in the second row from the bottom,
far right, next to the teacher; as her daughter Liz notes,
'she has the incredible bow in her hair.']
This was taken about 1916, maybe a year earlier.

closer view, with lowest row inset for easier viewing

3-D white divider line

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