Wooden school desk from Bethel Evangelical Lutheran Church and School

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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: 24 1/2 x 20 x 27 in. (62.2 x 50.8 x 68.6 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 a foldable seat. The curved seat is made of four (4) close-fitting slats, and the seat back has five (5) slats. Grooves cut into the sides of each slat allow them to link together like puzzle pieces. The desk is attached at the back, behind the seat back. The top is constructed of four (4) close-fitting slats. There is a long, oval groove carved into the front slab for holding writing utensils. The sides of the desk are cast iron in a simple design. Each side is marked [ECLIPSE] at the top and has the number [5] in a shield at the middle. At the front, just under the seat is [5 & 6 LB] on the left ironwork and [5 & 6 RB] on the right ironwork. All markings on ironwork are raised. The desk rests on four (4) feet.
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
2013.74.8
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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