Jump to Navigation

Boys from the State Industrial School

Dates: Between 1920 and 1924

This photograph shows a group of young boys standing in a line at State Industrial School for Boys in Topeka, Kansas. The school opened its doors in 1881 to educate young men who had committed criminal acts. The school was located north of the capitol building on about 170 acres of land that was given by the city of Topeka.

Boys from the State Industrial School