Iowa Training School for Boys, Eldora, Iowa

This image shows the road which passes the Iowa Training School for Boys, a reform school for what were then termed ‘juvenile delinquents’ located just west of Eldora, Iowa.

There is no description on the back of the card.

Such ‘reform schools’ were established throughout the country during this period, with the growth of social services and the development of therapeutic programs for children who had criminal records.

This image is likely from the 1930s.

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