Bed frame designed by Henry Boyd

Designed by
Boyd, Henry, American, 1802 - 1886
Manufactured by
Boyd Manufacturing Company, American, ca. 1830 - 1870
Date
ca. 1840
On View
Community/Third Floor, 3 050
Museum MapsObjects in this Location
Exhibition
Making a Way Out of No Way
Medium
wood
Dimensions
H x W x D: 79 × 57 × 84 in., 140 lb. (200.7 × 144.8 × 213.4 cm, 63.5 kg)
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."
Place made
Cincinnati, Hamilton County, Ohio, United States, North and Central America
Classification
Slavery and Freedom Objects
Decorative Arts, Craft, and Design
Type
beds (furniture)
Topic
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
GUID
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/fd5c2abd530-c093-4bcf-8859-12045431d908
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