205 photographic prints on 60 leaves depicting views of facilities, activities, and students of the New York School system. The leaves were removed from three half-leather bound albums compiled under the direction of Alfred Schauffler, superintendant of Music and Art of the New York City Schools, who organized New York City's education exhibit at the Exposition Universelle de 1900 in Paris. The albums may or may not have been exhibited there.
Biographical/historical: Alfred T. Schauffler was born in Constantinope to missionary parents in 1839. Attended Williams College. Began teaching in New York Public Schools, 1871; city superintendent in 1894; District superintendent of Borough of the Bronx when Greater New York Charter adopted; in 1905 transferred to supervison of 14th and 18th districts. In charge of the New York Public Schools exhibit at the Exposition Universelle International de 1900 in Paris. Died 1915. cf.-- NYT Obit., June 13, 1915, II, 15, 5. and information supplied by donor, see accession file.