The District School
A master taught the winter term; the benches were crowded with little children in the front row and grown-up boys and girls against the wall.
— William Ladd Taylor

The children of the Rothery family of Wellesley, Jack, Rosamund, Agnes, Julian and Peggy, posed for this piece; the little girl sitting on the platform by the teacher's desk way Taylor's niece, Marjorie Brigham (later Chapman).