Students and Teacher in a One-Room School near Richmond Hill, Georgia, circa 1940

Summary

Henry Ford purchased vast amounts of land around present-day Richmond Hill, Georgia beginning in the 1920s. After acquiring the property, Ford became interested in the economic and civic improvement of the area. This photo shows the poor learning conditions faced by many students in the area. In 1940, Ford opened the new George Washington Carver School for the African-American community.

Henry Ford purchased vast amounts of land around present-day Richmond Hill, Georgia beginning in the 1920s. After acquiring the property, Ford became interested in the economic and civic improvement of the area. This photo shows the poor learning conditions faced by many students in the area. In 1940, Ford opened the new George Washington Carver School for the African-American community.

Artifact

Photographic print

Subject Date

circa 1935

 On Exhibit

By Request in the Benson Ford Research Center

Object ID

P.B.35145

Credit

From the Collections of The Henry Ford.

Material

Paper (Fiber product)

Technique

Gelatin silver process

Color

Black-and-white (Colors)

Dimensions

Height: 8.125 in

Width: 10 in

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