George Washington Carver in a Greenhouse, 1939

Summary

Agricultural scientist George Washington Carver worked in many kinds of spaces. Greenhouses were familiar sites of work, but he was also comfortable on farms, in laboratories, and on his beloved nature walks. It is unclear where this photo was taken, but it is likely a greenhouse at the Tuskegee Institute in Alabama, where Carver worked in field and classroom from 1896 until his death in 1943.

Agricultural scientist George Washington Carver worked in many kinds of spaces. Greenhouses were familiar sites of work, but he was also comfortable on farms, in laboratories, and on his beloved nature walks. It is unclear where this photo was taken, but it is likely a greenhouse at the Tuskegee Institute in Alabama, where Carver worked in field and classroom from 1896 until his death in 1943.

Artifact

Photographic print

Subject Date

29 April 1939

Creators

Unknown

 On Exhibit

By Request in the Benson Ford Research Center

Object ID

00.1334.158

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: 3.5 in

Width: 5 in

Inscriptions

Ink stamp on back reads April 29 1939

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