Study Guide: The Cadillac of Rocking Chairs

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Research the historical documents for The Cadillac of Rocking Chairs to find answers to many of the following questions. Historical documents are primary documents that can include old photographs and newspaper clippings, documents, reports, old magazine articles, and art work.

1. Who founded the Brumby Chair Company?

References - Newspapers
"T.M. Brumby, Sr., Esteemed Citizen of Marietta, Dead." Atlanta Journal.

References - Reports, Documents, Miscellaneous
"Brumby, Thomas M." from the Cyclopedia of Georgia.

2. Before they manufactured chairs, what did the Brothers Brumby make?

References - Newspapers
"T.M. Brumby, Sr., Esteemed Citizen of Marietta, Dead." Atlanta Journal.

3. What was the Brumby Chair Company's most famous product?

References - Newspapers
"T.M. Brumby, Sr., Esteemed Citizen of Marietta, Dead." Atlanta Journal.
"Floral Chair Prepared by Factory Employees." Cobb County Times.

4. What else did the Brumby Chair Company make?

References - Newspapers
Advertisement. "Brumby Furniture Company." Cobb County Times.

5. What part of Georgia is most strongly associated with the Brumby legacy?

References - Newspapers
"T.M. Brumby, Sr., Esteemed Citizen of Marietta, Dead." Atlanta Journal.

 

Activities:

1. Conduct research to find the origin and meaning of the following terms used in the Brumby Furniture Company advertisements: "electroliers," "Hoosier kitchen cabinets," and "davenettes." Are similar pieces of furniture in use today?

References - Newspapers
Advertisement. "Brumby Furniture Company." Cobb County Times.

2. Bring in a picture (or the actual one) of a Brumby Rocker. Explain in detail why this rocker is different from any others that are made.

3. Visit the Brumby Chair Company in downtown Marietta, GA. After this trip, explain why this rocker is different from any others that are made.

 

Vocabulary:

obituary

unimpeachable

conviction

capital 




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