Wooden school desk from Bethel Evangelical Lutheran Church and School

Created by
Unidentified
Owned by
Bethel Evangelical Lutheran Church and School, American, 1925 - 1936
Medium
wood and cast iron
Dimensions
H x W x D: 27 1/2 x 20 3/4 x 27 1/2 in. (69.9 x 52.7 x 69.9 cm)
Type
desks
Place collected
Camden, Wilcox County, Alabama, United States, North and Central America
Date
1925-1963
Description
Wood and iron school desk, with the desk attached behind the seat. The chair seat is constructed of four (4) tightly fitted wooden boards. There appears to be a missing board at the front. The seat back consists of a single board and the top and three (3) closely fit boards in the center. The desk top is constructed of two (2) wooden boards of differing widths. It appears that additional board(s) are missing. The front board has a round hole for an inkwell on the right. To the left of the inkwell is a long groove that extends to the left edge, for holding a writing implement. The desk top and seat components are attached to two (2) iron side supports. The ironwork features a decorative motif featuring vines and gridded circles. At the bottom of each piece of ironwork is a circle containing a floral shape and the number [3].
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
2013.74.6
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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