Austin W. Curtis Assisting George Washington Carver during Lecture at Starr Commonwealth for Boys School, Albion, Michigan, 1939

Summary

In 1939 George Washington Carver traveled to Albion, Michigan to visit Floyd E. Starr's Starr Commonwealth for Boys, a school for orphaned, homeless, or "delinquent" young men. In this photograph, taken during Carver's lecture at Starr, Carver's assistant Austin Curtis, Jr is helping Carver demonstrate the products that can be made from peanuts and other fruits of the soil.

In 1939 George Washington Carver traveled to Albion, Michigan to visit Floyd E. Starr's Starr Commonwealth for Boys, a school for orphaned, homeless, or "delinquent" young men. In this photograph, taken during Carver's lecture at Starr, Carver's assistant Austin Curtis, Jr is helping Carver demonstrate the products that can be made from peanuts and other fruits of the soil.

Artifact

Photographic print

Subject Date

October 1939

 On Exhibit

By Request in the Benson Ford Research Center

Object ID

00.1334.166

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: 5 in

Width: 7 in

Inscriptions

Ink stamp on back of photograph reads: PHOTOGRAPH MADE BY / HARLAND A. LUDWIG / ALBION, MICHIGAN

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