George Washington Carver Plaque, 1945

Summary

Environmental scientist George Washington Carver and sculptor Isaac Hathaway were colleagues at the Tuskegee Institute in Alabama. Hathaway's goal as an artist was to showcase the achievements of African Americans and make them visible. He made this plaque with a bust of George Washington Carver in 1945, after Carver's death.

Environmental scientist George Washington Carver and sculptor Isaac Hathaway were colleagues at the Tuskegee Institute in Alabama. Hathaway's goal as an artist was to showcase the achievements of African Americans and make them visible. He made this plaque with a bust of George Washington Carver in 1945, after Carver's death.

Artifact

Plaque (Flat object)

Date Made

1945

With Liberty & Justice For All
 On Exhibit

at Henry Ford Museum in With Liberty & Justice for All

Object ID

45.78.2

Credit

From the Collections of The Henry Ford. Gift of Isaac Scott Hathaway.

Material

Plaster
Paint (Coating)

Dimensions

Height: 9.25 in

Width: 6.25 in

Thickness: 1.75 in

Inscriptions

George Washington Carver / Isaac Hathaway Tuskegee Institute, Ala. /(c) 1945

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