Best of the Boy Scouts
8 in HIGH x 10 in WIDE
(20.32 cm HIGH x 25.40 cm WIDE)
The Oakland Tribune Collection, the Oakland Museum of California. Gift of ANG Newspapers

People, Politics,Protest & Promise:African Americans in the News

Photo of four Boy Scouts holding up various projects, including a plaque, and a board of knots. They are from left to right--Lincoln Chan, Cyrus Cooper, George Sanford, and Phillip Muller (names handwritten on the back of the photo). From the Oakland Tribune, October 29, 1924: The boys are winners from Clauson School Boy Scout competion and are displaying some of their work. The competition was for the month of September. A photograph that showed a larger group of Boy Scouts was used in the Oakland Tribune, instead of this one, although the four boys listed in this photo were also included. The photo printed in the paper appeared with only a caption and no article.

Used: Oakland Tribune

Picture This Information

This artifact is part of the OMCA's Picture This website. More about the context and history of this artifact is available at Picture This.

About the Picture This web project: California's Perspectives on American History is a resource for teachers and students to learn about the experiences of diverse peoples of California by using primary source images from the Oakland Museum of California's collections. Organized into 11 time periods spanning from pre-1769 to the present, more than 300 photographs, drawings, posters, and prints tell stories from the perspectives of different ethnic groups. Historical contexts are provided to offer a framework of California's role in relation to American history.

The National Archives state that primary sources, "fascinate students because they are real and they are personal: history is humanized through them." Picture This invites students to examine the historical record, encouraging them to connect history with real people and explore how images tell stories and convey historical evidence about the human experience. History becomes more than just a series of facts, dates, and events.      

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