A group of Olympia High School students poses for a publicity photograph in 1909. Vocational education was a revolutionary concept in the early 20th century. To demonstrate its potential, Oly’s domestic science class opened a model kitchen at the Alaska-Yukon-Pacific Exposition in Seattle and served six-course meals there, to astonished and rave reviews. Image selected and captioned by Deborah Ross on behalf of the Olympia Historical Society and Bigelow House Museum. More information is available at olympiahistory.org. 

1909 photograph, courtesy Washington State Historical Society, State Capital Museum collection