This school hack was from the Ryker's Ridge School area. We don't know exactly where or when it was in use. The school hack, despite its primitive looks, was a novel and improved mode of transportation. Without the hack, choices were walking, riding your own horse if there was one to spare, or an open farm wagon. The hack, in inclement weather, must have seemed pure luxury. According to information from Hiram Lemen, the hack pictured cost $600 to build and, when it was no longer in use, it was sold to George Kestler for $3. He bought it for his children.
Harry Lemen, photographer
Picture taken March 29, 1927
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Photograph taken with Eastman-Kodak Brownie Camera No. 2C model A, using No. 130 film. Resulting negative (2.875in x 4.875in) scanned at 1200 DPI using a Microtek ScanMaker 9800XL. Online jpeg image file saved at 72 DPI 800 to 1000 pixels on long edge.
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Harry Lemen, photographer , "School Hack," in Harry Lemen Historic Photo Collection, Item #79, http://www.mjcpl.org/photos/items/show/79 (accessed December 22, 2014).