Desks from the Hope School

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One of a set of ten desks from the Hope School in Pomaria, South Carolina, a historic Rosenwald school. The desks are of the "Triumph" model made by A. H. Andrews & Co. in Chicago, Illinois and are made of iron and hardwood. The back of each desk provides the writing surface for the desk behind.
Topic
African American
American South
Education
Segregation
National Museum of African American History and Culture
Restrictions & Rights
No Known Copyright Restrictions
Manufactured by
A. H. Andrews & Co., founded 1865
Used by
Hope School, 1925 - 1954
Credit Line
Collection of the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture, Gift of the Hope School Community Center, Pomaria, SC
Medium
iron and hardwood
Dimensions
28 x 31 x 26 1/2 in. (71.1 x 78.7 x 67.3 cm)
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National Museum of African American History and Culture Collection
Classification
Furnishings, Housewares, and D├ęcor
Exhibition
Making a Way Out of No Way
On View
NMAAHC (1400 Constitution Ave NW), National Mall Location, Community/Third Floor, 3 050
Place used
Pomaria, Newberry County, South Carolina, United States, North and Central America
Place made
Chicago, Cook County, Illinois, United States, North and Central America
1925-1954
Type
desks
Object number
2010.22.1-.10