Desk from the Dreamland Theater in the Greenwood neighborhood of Tulsa

Manufactured by
Subject of
Williams Dreamland Theater, American, founded 1906
early 20th century
On View
Community/Third Floor, 3 051
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Power of Place
wood, metal, varnish
32 x 33 x 17 1/4 in. (81.3 x 83.8 x 43.8 cm)
Wooden writing desk with four fluted legs. At the front, below the mid-section, on either side are long rectangles of wood with angled triangles extending out from center. The desk has four cubby holes below a shelf on the back of the writing surface. There is a pair of cubbies on either side of the desk’s writing surface as well. The writing surface slides in and out of mid-section with two hand holds for easy access on either side of the top near the front. The front portion of the writing top is slightly curved. The desk has a large rectangular drawer with scalloped lower edges on the front. The front of the drawer has two pairs of carved out scallops near the center. The drawer slides in and out of lower portion of the desk top.
Place collected
Greenwood, Tulsa, Tulsa County, Oklahoma, United States, North and Central America
Furnishings, Housewares, and Décor
writing desks
Race discrimination
U.S. History, 1919-1933
Credit Line
Collection of the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture, Gift of the Families of Anita Williams Christopher and David Owen Williams
Object number
Restrictions & Rights
Public Domain
6 image(s)