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Bed frame designed by Henry Boyd

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Designed by
Boyd, Henry, American, 1802 - 1886
Manufactured by
Boyd Manufacturing Company, American, ca. 1830 - 1870
Medium
wood
Dimensions
H x W x D: 79 × 57 × 84 in., 140 lb. (200.7 × 144.8 × 213.4 cm, 63.5 kg)
Type
beds (furniture)
Place made
Cincinnati, Hamilton County, Ohio, United States, North and Central America
Date
ca. 1840
Description
A wooden four poster bed frame with head board and foot board. The side rails screw into the frame providing greater strength and limited hiding places for vermin. This type of frame is known as the "Boyd Bedstead."
Topic
African American
Business
Craftsmanship
Emancipation
Freedom
Men
Race discrimination
Slavery
Technology
United States--History--1815-1861
United States--History--1865-1921
Credit Line
Collection of the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture
Object number
2012.113.1a-m
Restrictions & Rights
Public Domain
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Classification
Slavery and Freedom Objects
Decorative Arts, Craft, and Design
Exhibition
Making a Way Out of No Way
On View
NMAAHC (1400 Constitution Ave NW), National Mall Location, Community/Third Floor, 3 050
Data Source
National Museum of African American History and Culture

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