School Desk, Used at the Shrine of the Little Flower Grade School, 1940-1949

Summary

This type of desk became the standard for both public and private elementary schools after World War II. Students were responsible for supplying and organizing their school supplies, which were stored under the hinged desk top. These desks continued to be used in classrooms even after dip pens and ink bottles were replaced by cartridge pens and, eventually, ballpoint pens.

This type of desk became the standard for both public and private elementary schools after World War II. Students were responsible for supplying and organizing their school supplies, which were stored under the hinged desk top. These desks continued to be used in classrooms even after dip pens and ink bottles were replaced by cartridge pens and, eventually, ballpoint pens.

Artifact

School Desk

Date Made

1940-1949

Creators

Unknown

Location

Not on exhibit to the public.

Object ID

2014.57.1

Credit

From the Collections of The Henry Ford. Gift of Sharon Godfrey.

Material

Wood (Plant material)
Metal

Color

Brown
Tan (Color)
Gray (Color)

Dimensions

Height: 31.5 in

Width: 22 in

Length: 29 in

Inscriptions

Stamped on base of seat : WELFARE/ Patented July 27, 1924/ July 3, 1928

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