George Washington Carver Memorial in Greenfield Village, circa 1942

Summary

Henry Ford first thought of a building dedicated to George Washington Carver after the two met in 1937. Construction got underway in Ford's Greenfield Village in the spring of 1942. Ford's architect loosely based the building on Carver's descriptions of his southwest Missouri birthplace. By about 1950, a sign was installed over the door and the building had been whitewashed.

Henry Ford first thought of a building dedicated to George Washington Carver after the two met in 1937. Construction got underway in Ford's Greenfield Village in the spring of 1942. Ford's architect loosely based the building on Carver's descriptions of his southwest Missouri birthplace. By about 1950, a sign was installed over the door and the building had been whitewashed.

Material

Paper (Fiber product)
Linen (Material)

Technique

Gelatin silver process

Color

Black-and-white (Colors)

Dimensions

Height: 8 in

Width: 11 in

George Washington Carver Cabin

Details
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