From Flickr: “Alexander Muir Public School, Gladstone Ave., west side, north of Waterloo Ave.; INTERIOR.” by Toronto Public Library Special Collections

Everyone’s talking about teachers and their students today. This 1902 photograph of the Alexander Muir/Gladstone Ave. public school shows the principle, Alexander Muir, and Miss Adda Burger, the teacher of this grade 5 class. Mr Muir is best known for having written the song “Maple Leaf Forever”. The original school (Alexander Muir), built in 1888, welcomed students in grades 1-6. The adjoining building (Gladstone Ave.), built in 1952, housed grades 7 and 8.

Creator: Dinsmore, Edward J
Date: 1902
Identifier: 972-7
Format: Ephemera
Rights: Public domain
Courtesy: Toronto Public Library.
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