Carter Collection - 3D Models

Carter Collection Day Couch

Carter Collection Day Couch


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Jimmy Carter made this couch using old pine boards and half-inch rope that he had available. Jimmy had just come home from the Navy in 1953, and he and Rosalynn were living in government housing at the time, where few tools were available for woodworking. A hammer and saw were mostly used to make this piece, and this was an inexpensive means of furnishing their home. Rosalynn helped with cushion upholstery and pillow-making for this and other furniture pieces that were made. The coach has been reupholstered many times through the years, and today, the couch is on the enclosed porch of their home in Plains, Georgia, and is one of President Carter's favorite nap spots! This furniture piece was selected for 3D documentation with input and collaboration with the Carter family, the National Park Service, and the Friends of Jimmy Carter National Historical Park. Methods used to document the bed included 3D structured light scanning with photographic texture mapping. Photogrammetric methods were also used.

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Woodwork, Furniture, National Park Service, Workmanship, 39th President, Jimmy Carter, Friends of Jimmy Carter, Jimmy Carter National Historical Park (Plains, Ga.), Cultural property


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Sumter County (Ga.); Plains (Ga.)

Carter Collection Day Couch


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