Austin Curtis, George Washington Carver, Henry Ford, Wilbur Donaldson and Frank Campsall Inspect Peanut Oil, Tuskegee Institute, March 1938

Summary

In 1938, Henry Ford visited his friend George Washington Carver at the Tuskegee Institute in Alabama, where Carver had lived and conducted his agricultural research and education since 1896. Carver advocated for peanuts as healthful for humans and good for depleted soils. In this photo Austin Curtis, Carver's assistant; Carver; Ford; and two of Ford's employees, Wilbur Donaldson and Frank Campsall, consider bottles of peanut oil.

In 1938, Henry Ford visited his friend George Washington Carver at the Tuskegee Institute in Alabama, where Carver had lived and conducted his agricultural research and education since 1896. Carver advocated for peanuts as healthful for humans and good for depleted soils. In this photo Austin Curtis, Carver's assistant; Carver; Ford; and two of Ford's employees, Wilbur Donaldson and Frank Campsall, consider bottles of peanut oil.

Material

Paper (Fiber product)

Technique

Gelatin silver process

Color

Black-and-white (Colors)

Dimensions

Height: 10 in

Width: 8 in

Inscriptions

Handwritten in ink on back of image: This picture was taken at / the time of Mr. Ford's first / visit to Tuskegee Institute. / From Left to right on the / picture are: Austin W. Curtis, Jr; / Dr. George W. Carver; Henry / Ford; unidentified member of / Ford party; and Frank Campsall / Will (Wilbur) Donaldson

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