Special Skills Furniture at Irwinville Farms

Special Skills Furniture at Irwinville Farms Georgia May 1938 Photographer John Vachon Library of Congress © Brian Brown Vanishing Media Irwinville Farms Website

Special Skills Furniture at Irwinville Farms Georgia Carpentry May 1938 Photographer John Vachon Library of Congress © Brian Brown Vanishing Media Irwinville Farms Website

John Vachon/Library of Congress (May 1938)

One of the goals of the FSA was to teach people new and marketable skills. These furnishings seem very modern for their era and it would be interesting to know who made them and if any of the pieces still survive.

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3 responses to “Special Skills Furniture at Irwinville Farms

  1. Barbara O'Quinn

    I totally agree that they’re very “modern for the era”. If I had guessed, I’d have thought the early 1950’s.

  2. Cristi Mixon Bennett

    I have a blanket chest of my great grandfathers, Oliver Phillips, that is still in wonderful condition. I believe that he made it. It definitely has a modern look to it. My grandfather, Carroll Singletary of Irwinville, could definitely help you identify some of the people in the Irwinville Farms pictures…one looks very much like his father.

  3. Jimmie Batchelor

    Reminds me of Wakefield furniture!

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