Sunday, February 5, 2012

George Washington Carver and staff members at the Tuskegee Institute

Title: [George Washington Carver, full-length portrait, seated on steps, facing front, with staff] Creator(s): Johnston, Frances Benjamin, 1864-1952, photographer. Date Created / Published: [ca. 1902]

Medium: 1 photographic print. Reproduction Number: LC-DIG-ppmsca-05633 (digital file from modern print)

Rights Advisory: No known restrictions on publication.

Call Number: LOT 13164-C, no. 103 [P&P] Repository: Library of Congress Prints and Photographs Division Washington, D.C. 20540 USA. Notes: Title devised by Library staff. Reference copy (modern print) in BIOG FILE - Carver, George Washington.

Forms part of: Booker T. Washington Collection (Library of Congress). Original negative may be available: LC-J694-159. Subjects: Carver, George Washington,--1864?-1943. Format: Group portraits--1900-1910. Photographic prints--1900-1910. Portrait photographs--1900-1910.

Collections: Miscellaneous Items in High Demand. Part of: Visual materials from the Booker T. Washington papers.

George Washington Carver was born a slave in Diamond Grove, Missouri, around 1864. He is one of the nation's most famous agricultural scientists. He is best known for his research on peanuts and his commitment to helping poor Southern African American farmers.

George Washington Carver and staff members at the Tuskegee Institute

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George Washington Carver (front row, center) poses with fellow staff members at the Tuskegee Institute (now known as Tuskegee University) Alabama.

Carver worked at Tuskegee Institute in Alabama for most of his adult life. In 1943, soon after Carver's death, President Franklin D. Roosevelt made Carver's boyhood home a national monument. It was the first national monument to honor an African American.

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