Lunch counter stool from Greensboro, North Carolina sit-ins

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Manufactured by
Chicago Hardware Foundry Co., American, founded 1900
Used by
F. W. Woolworth Company, American, 1879 - 1997
Medium
metal, wood, latex
Dimensions
H x W x D: 23 1/2 × 15 × 15 in. (59.7 × 38.1 × 38.1 cm)
Type
counter stools
Place used
Greensboro, Guilford County, North Carolina, United States, North and Central America
Date
1939-1960
Description
A salmon colored lunch counter stool from the F. W. Woolworth department store in Greensboro, North Carolina. The back rest and frame of the seat are chrome plated metal. The back rest is made of a middle rail with two spindles attached to a top rail that curves to connect to the chair seat. The seat has a plywood bottom and is attached to an iron tube. The iron tube and chair have been inserted into a reproduction metal base. A manufacturer’s tag is stapled to the bottom of the seat.
Topic
African American
Civil Rights
Segregation
Credit Line
Collection of the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture, Donated by the International Civil Rights Center & Museum, Greensboro, NC
Object number
2015.226.1
Restrictions & Rights
No Known Copyright Restrictions
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National Museum of African American History and Culture Collection
Classification
Furnishings, Housewares, and Décor
Exhibition
Defending Freedom, Defining Freedom: The Era of Segregation, 1876-1968
On View
NMAAHC (1400 Constitution Ave NW), National Mall Location, Concourse 2, C 2053
Data Source
National Museum of African American History and Culture

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