George Washington Carver and Henry Ford at the Carver Nutrition Laboratory, July 1942

Summary

George Washington Carver and Henry Ford shared not only an interest in using agricultural products in industry ("chemurgy"), but also some quirky ideas about diet. Here, Carver and Ford share a sandwich of "weed spread," made with wild bergamot, narrow-leafed plantain, purslane, pigweed, milkweed, dandelion, lamb's quarters and wild radish. They shared this meal at Ford Motor Company's George Washington Carver Nutrition Laboratory during Carver's 1942 Dearborn visit.

George Washington Carver and Henry Ford shared not only an interest in using agricultural products in industry ("chemurgy"), but also some quirky ideas about diet. Here, Carver and Ford share a sandwich of "weed spread," made with wild bergamot, narrow-leafed plantain, purslane, pigweed, milkweed, dandelion, lamb's quarters and wild radish. They shared this meal at Ford Motor Company's George Washington Carver Nutrition Laboratory during Carver's 1942 Dearborn visit.

Artifact

Photographic print

Date Made

21 July 1942

Subject Date

21 July 1942

Henry Ford Museum
 On Exhibit

at Henry Ford Museum in Black History Month

Object ID

84.1.1660.P.188.70495

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: 10 in

Width: 8.5 in

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