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Goldthwaite Chair, ca. 1930

Goldthwaite Chair, Oak, ca. 1930 Berea College Student studying in Goldthwaite chair, ca. 1950
Dr. Joel Goldthwaite, a physician and Berea College Trustee, designed this chair to promote good posture. Said to be "impossible to slouch in," Berea College Woodcraft made four hundred of them for classroom use in the 1930s; most are still in use around campus.

Photograph Courtesy of Berea College Special Collections