Wooden school bench from the Bethel Evangelical Lutheran Church and School

Created by
Unidentified
Owned by
Bethel Evangelical Lutheran Church and School, American, 1925 - 1936
Medium
wood and metal
Dimensions
H x W x D: 28 5/8 x 38 x 24 in. (72.7 x 96.5 x 61 cm)
Type
benches
Place collected
Camden, Wilcox County, Alabama, United States, North and Central America
Date
1925-1963
Description
Wooden school bench with a desk attached at the back. The seat is made of a single board, with a single slat forming an apron across the front. The seat back is three (1) horizontal slats. The desk is attached behind the top slat and is a single wooden board. The desk, slats, and seat are all nailed to two (2) side panels with v-shaped cut-outs on the bottom and curved backs.
Topic
African American
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
2013.74.5
Restrictions & Rights
No Known Copyright Restrictions
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Classification
Furnishings, Housewares, and Décor
Data Source
National Museum of African American History and Culture

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