Weeder Used by George Washington Carver at Greenfield Village, 1942

Summary

When George Washington Carver came to Greenfield Village in 1942 for the dedication of the Carver Memorial Cabin, he and Henry Ford pursued a mutual interest: wild edibles. Carver used this weeder while in Dearborn, and he and Ford ate a meal together that included wild greens and roots. Carver may have also dug plants for public presentations about economic botany.

When George Washington Carver came to Greenfield Village in 1942 for the dedication of the Carver Memorial Cabin, he and Henry Ford pursued a mutual interest: wild edibles. Carver used this weeder while in Dearborn, and he and Ford ate a meal together that included wild greens and roots. Carver may have also dug plants for public presentations about economic botany.

Artifact

Weeder

Subject Date

1942

Creators

Unknown

Location

Not on exhibit to the public.

Object ID

00.2.160

Credit

From the Collections of The Henry Ford. Gift of Henry and Clara Ford.

Material

Wood (Plant material)
Metal

Dimensions

Length: 14 in

Diameter: 1 in

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