School Busses (1940’s)

Eatonville School - busses 1950s
Eatonville School – busses 1950s

Kids have been catching the busses at Eatonville for over half a century.

If you enlarge the photo you’ll see on the side of the bus it reads: Eatonville School District 335.

Interesting Fact: School bus yellow is a color especially formulated in 1939 for use on school buses in North America. It was originally called “national school bus chrome.”

Photo courtesy of the Tacoma Public Library.

Click on photo to enlarge.

11 thoughts on “School Busses (1940’s)”

  1. That is such a cool picture !! I love those old school buses. Check out the rear fender skirts !! This is a priceless picture.

  2. Pat Van Eaton

    HiI’m going to guess the picture was taken somewhere between 1937 & 1946 based on the bus on the far left which I’ve seen in photos from the 1920’s.Love the picture it’s one I’ve never seen.

  3. The 3 white School busses are 1938 or 1939 International-Harvesters. the one on the far left is definitly something from the 1920’s

    1. I know the busses were not white, but yellow( School bus chrome yellow) but they look white in the picture.

  4. dimettler,

    Could I have permission to use this photo in a documentary I’m doing? I just need a nice, big, generic photo of a school bus similar to this one.



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