This is a photo of J. C. Zinser, front row center, along with teachers from his school in Belvidere. He was principal of North Side School (according to Historical Encyclopedia of Illinois and History of Boone County edited by Newton Bateman, LLD and Paul Selby, A.M., 1909) The photo was probably taken circa 1890. If anyone knows the identity of any of the teachers, please let me know. J. C. Zinser went on to become Superintendent for the Clackamas County schools in the state of Oregon.
Submitted by: Jean Wheeler