1911 Orange County Fair first prize winner for public school essays. The students name is not known. They were an eight grade student at Orlando Public Schools and their teacher was Mollie E. Ray. The essay entitled "The Value of Birds in Florida" mentions several different bird species including: the Downey Woodpecker, the Night Hawk, the Owl and the Swallow. The essay focuses on how birds help to maintain the insect population, along with the beauty and singing ability of birds. The cover for the essay has a black-and-white photograph of the Orlando Public School Building taken by Howard and an entry tag attached. Along with the essay is the first place blue ribbon.
American essays -- Florida -- Orlando.; Fair of Orange County -- Awards -- Florida -- Orange County.; Orlando Public Schools (Orlando, Fla.) -- Buildings -- Photographs.; Black-and-white photography -- Florida -- Orlando -- Photographs.; Birds -- Florida.
Ray, Mollie E.
Number of Pages
12 pages (12 digital pages)
Manuscripts; Ephemera; Photographic prints
Photographic prints on paper
29 x 22 cm.; ribbon 20 x 6 cm.
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Educating our Children
Orange County Regional History Center
Manuscripts; Ephemera; Still image; Text
Orlando (Fla.); Orange County (Fla.)
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Unknown, "1911 Orange County fair: first prize public school essay" (1911). Text Materials of Central Florida. 421.