Aoy School Class Picture - 1890 - El Paso, Texas
Foto de grupo de la Escuela Aoy

Aoy School Class Picture - 1890 - El Paso, Texas

Photo from the El Paso Independent School District archives showing a group photo from Aoy School, one of the first schools in El Paso. The school taught mostly Mexican-American children. The photo could date back to 1889.

Area: Central / Downtown

Source: Gustavo Reveles

Uploaded by: Gustavo Reveles


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The campus founded in 1887, is named after Olivas Villanueva Aoy, who first recognized the need to educate children in historic Segundo Barrio.

"Aoy Students Pay Tribute at Grave of Early Educator," El Paso Times, Ap 28, 1948

Bertha Archer Schaer, An Historical Sketch of Aoy School, History Seminar Paper, available through UTEP Library Special Collections,

Thanks to Gus Reveles for posting this photo of students in El Paso, Tx.

Count the student/ teacher ratio. What season are students dressed for? Think date might be 1899.

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