Chair Caning Demonstration
Original Author: Jackson Davis
Created: 1915
Medium: Photograph

Chair Caning Demonstration

A student demonstrates how to cane a chair, a skill he learned at the African American Union Street School in Elizabeth City County (later the city of Hampton). Jackson Davis, the Virginia field agent for the General Education Board from 1915 to 1929, took this photograph, one of about 6,000 he made documenting the conditions of rural schools and the industrial education of African Americans.

Citation: Jackson Davis Papers, 1906–1947, Accession #3072, #3072-a, Special Collections, University of Virginia, Charlottesville, Va.