This December 1948 photograph shows Miss Marvyth Bonham's Stevenson Elementary School first-graders (from left) Marcia Williams, Susan Greenidge and Donnie Rhoades in front of their Christmas party bulletin board.
The students worked for the money to cover their party expenses by performing household chores.
A tally of each student's chores and wages are listed on the board. Marcia earned 5 cents for doing dishes while Susan received 2 cents for setting the table.
Donnie was paid 5 cents for preparing baked potatoes.
Throughout her long career at both Edison and Stevenson elementary schools, Bonham meticulously compiled an extensive written and photographic record of her students' activities, projects and accomplishments.
The entire collection is maintained by the Grandview Heights/Marble Cliff Historical Society.