Microscope Used by George Washington Carver, circa 1900

Summary

By 1900, cotton production had depleted Southern soils, so George Washington Carver (1864-1943) developed nutritious crops like peanuts that nurtured the soil and could be sold to make industrial products. He used this microscope in his laboratory at the Tuskegee Institute in Alabama.

By 1900, cotton production had depleted Southern soils, so George Washington Carver (1864-1943) developed nutritious crops like peanuts that nurtured the soil and could be sold to make industrial products. He used this microscope in his laboratory at the Tuskegee Institute in Alabama.

Artifact

Microscope

Date Made

circa 1900

Agriculture
 On Exhibit

at Henry Ford Museum in Agriculture

Object ID

97.6.1

Credit

From the Collections of The Henry Ford. Gift of Dr. Austin W. Curtis.

Material

Brass (Alloy)
Steel (Alloy)
Glass (Material)

Dimensions

Height: 10.75 in

Width: 5.75 in

Length: 4.25 in

Diameter: 2 in

Diameter: 1.125 in

Inscriptions

Eyepiece: B&L OPT. CO.,USA;5X base: BAUSCH & LOMB OPTICAL CO.; ROCHESTER, NY & NEW YORK CITY; 13462

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