Wooden school desk from Bethel Evangelical Lutheran Church and School

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Description
Wooden school desk, with the desk attached behind the chair. The chair seat is a single wooden board, with a single board forming an apron across the front. The chair back is three (3) horizontal wood slats. The desk top, a single board, is located behind the top slat. A shallower board is attached 3.5 inches below the desk top, creating a shelf. The desk top, shelf, slats, and seat are all connected to two (2) side panels with v-shaped cut-outs on the bottom and curved backs.
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
Restrictions & Rights
No Known Copyright Restrictions
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Classification
Furnishings, Housewares, and D├ęcor
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
1925-1963
Object number
2013.74.1
Created by
Unidentified
Owned by
Bethel Evangelical Lutheran Church and School, American, 1925 - 1936
Topic
African American
American South
Education
Religious groups
Segregation
Place collected
Camden, Wilcox County, Alabama, United States, North and Central America
Medium
wood and metal
Dimensions
H x W x D: 28 3/4 x 19 x 24 in. (73 x 48.3 x 61 cm)
National Museum of African American History and Culture
Type
desks