On View
Segregation Gallery
Exhibition
Defending Freedom, Defining Freedom: The Era of Segregation, 1876-1968
Manufactured by
Chicago Hardware Foundry Co., American, founded 1900
Subject of
F. W. Woolworth Company, American, 1879 - 1997
Date
1939-1960
Medium
metal, wood, latex
Dimensions
H x W x D: 23 1/2 × 15 × 15 in. (59.7 × 38.1 × 38.1 cm)
Description
A green 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 metal pedestal. A manufacturer’s tag is stapled to the bottom of the seat.
Place collected
Greensboro, Guilford County, North Carolina, United States, North and Central America
Classification
Furnishings, Housewares, and Décor
Movement
Civil Rights Movement
Type
counter stools
Topic
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
2015.226.2
Restrictions & Rights
No Known Copyright Restrictions
GUID
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/fd57acb78ee-df92-49ca-a2bc-f44dca634c09
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