Throwback Thursday: Band, Girls’ Industrial School, Geneva

Happy #ThrowbackThursday from Nebraska Memories!

This week’s image features twenty-three girls in the band at the Girls’ Industrial School in Geneva, Nebraska. The girls received musical instruction as part of their schooling. They were taught piano, horn, reed instrument, violin, and/or voice. The girls attended school for four and a half hours per day and spent four hours per day in industrial training. They rotated between kitchen duty, laundry, sewing, and general housework.

Today, this institutions exists as the Youth Rehabilitation Treatment Center.

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