George Washington Carver's Graduation Photo from Iowa State University, 1893

Summary

After a young adulthood of traveling, working, and homesteading, George Washington Carver was able to attend college. He first attended Simpson College in Iowa and transferred to Iowa State, then called Iowa Agricultural College, to pursue botany. He was one of the first African Americans to matriculate and to serve on the faculty there. This is his graduation picture, taken when he was about thirty.

After a young adulthood of traveling, working, and homesteading, George Washington Carver was able to attend college. He first attended Simpson College in Iowa and transferred to Iowa State, then called Iowa Agricultural College, to pursue botany. He was one of the first African Americans to matriculate and to serve on the faculty there. This is his graduation picture, taken when he was about thirty.

Artifact

Photographic print

Subject Date

1893

Creators

Unknown

 On Exhibit

By Request in the Benson Ford Research Center

Object ID

00.1334.147

Credit

From the Collections of The Henry Ford. Gift of Ford Motor Company.

Material

Paper (Fiber product)

Technique

Gelatin silver process

Color

Black-and-white (Colors)

Dimensions

Height: 3.75 in

Width: 3 in

Inscriptions

Handwritten in pencil on back of image: G.W. Carver / 1893 / Graduation / Picture / which appeared in the / 1894 BOMB (published / in 1893, on page 34. Also appeared / in faculty section of 1896 / Bomb / Neg #02365C / Iowa State Univ. / Archives / 1982 / DUP / 21/7/A Stamped on back in black ink: 53

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