On View
Segregation Gallery
Exhibition
Defending Freedom, Defining Freedom: The Era of Segregation, 1876-1968
Created by
Unidentified
Owned by
Bethel Evangelical Lutheran Church and School, American, 1925 - 1936
Date
1925-1963
Medium
wood and metal
Dimensions
H x W x D: 28 3/4 x 19 x 24 in. (73 x 48.3 x 61 cm)
Description
Wooden school desk, with the desk attached behind the chair. The chair seat is a single wooden board, with a single board forming an apron across the front. The chair back is three (3) horizontal wood slats. The desk top, a single board, is located behind the top slat. A shallower board is attached 3.5 inches below the desk top, creating a shelf. The desk top, shelf, slats, and seat are all connected to two (2) side panels with v-shaped cut-outs on the bottom and curved backs.
Place collected
Camden, Wilcox County, Alabama, United States, North and Central America
Classification
Decorative Arts, Craft, and Design
Type
desks
Topic
American South
Design
Education
Religious groups
Segregation
Credit Line
Collection of the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture, Gift of M. Ann Phillippi and the Dr. George M. and Betty Phillippi Family
Object number
2013.74.1
Restrictions & Rights
No Known Copyright Restrictions
GUID
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/fd5f601e8e6-afd3-47ee-9c1c-6caa9424bb4f
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