Mostly vintage (up through 1980s) New York.

3rd March 2013

Photo with 249 notes

"P.S. 600, part of New York’s public-school system [is] the only institution in the U.S. devoted entirely to the teaching and study of gifted children. It is held in a wing of [Hunter College’s] main building, in whose long corridors the bright little kids from 3 to 11 years old like to stop off for between-class chats.

"Offhand, young geniuses would seem to present no immediate problems because they are usually bigger, healthier and even happier than average children. However, an educational problem exists simply because they are too bright for their age. If they are promoted rapidly through school on the basis of their studies they will end up as social misfits, unable to enjoy the society of children their own age. On the other hand, if they are held back with their own age group, their quick minds are apt to stagnate." 

 (LIFE Magazine, 1948)

"P.S. 600, part of New York’s public-school system [is] the only institution in the U.S. devoted entirely to the teaching and study of gifted children. It is held in a wing of [Hunter College’s] main building, in whose long corridors the bright little kids from 3 to 11 years old like to stop off for between-class chats.

"Offhand, young geniuses would seem to present no immediate problems because they are usually bigger, healthier and even happier than average children. However, an educational problem exists simply because they are too bright for their age. If they are promoted rapidly through school on the basis of their studies they will end up as social misfits, unable to enjoy the society of children their own age. On the other hand, if they are held back with their own age group, their quick minds are apt to stagnate."

(LIFE Magazine, 1948)

Tagged: geniusnew york city1940shunter college

  1. mycollectionofideas reblogged this from oldnewyork
  2. cudno7 reblogged this from oldnewyork
  3. createdfromthestars reblogged this from muless
  4. muless reblogged this from oldnewyork and added:
    Hunter College, 1948
  5. beckbeckbennett reblogged this from oldnewyork
  6. schaeferhund reblogged this from oldnewyork and added:
    "NO ELEVATOR SERVICE ON THIS SIDE" Why does that not surprise me?
  7. allurabrooks reblogged this from oldnewyork
  8. sanca9 reblogged this from oldnewyork
  9. lunafuck reblogged this from oldnewyork
  10. freedom6969 reblogged this from oldnewyork
  11. liveslowcontrast reblogged this from oldnewyork
  12. asutaytay reblogged this from x10g and added:
    Hey look its my school
  13. x10g reblogged this from oldnewyork
  14. ohsnappkim reblogged this from oldnewyork
  15. iantoscoffeemachine reblogged this from wordslikestains
  16. wordslikestains reblogged this from oldnewyork
  17. madds0unds reblogged this from oldnewyork
  18. poisonousfrog2 reblogged this from oldnewyork
  19. thestarsfade reblogged this from running-for-love-15
  20. thegirlyouwannabe reblogged this from seizeperfection
  21. seizeperfection reblogged this from oldnewyork
  22. mibale reblogged this from oldnewyork
  23. coldpizzaaa reblogged this from oldnewyork
  24. throwing-up-on-flowers reblogged this from lavamonsterr
  25. anotherphilosopher reblogged this from living-inthe-past
  26. lebenistwunderbar reblogged this from living-inthe-past