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Key from the Rock Rest Tourist Home

Catalog Data

Manufactured by:
Independent Lock Company, American, founded 1922  Search this
Owned by:
Clayton Sinclair, American  Search this
Hazel Sinclair, American  Search this
Subject of:
Rock Rest Tourist Home, American, 1948 - 1976  Search this
metal with paper (fiber product) and string (fiber product)
H x W x D (2011.12.45a): 2 3/16 × 1 × 1/16 in. (5.6 × 2.6 × 0.2 cm)
H x W (2011.12.45b): 1 15/16 × 3 1/4 in. (5 × 8.3 cm)
keys (hardware)
Place collected:
Kittery, York County, Maine, United States, North and Central America
Place made:
Fitchburg, Worcester County, Massachusetts, United States, North and Central America
early 20th-late 20th century
A silver toned key from the Rock Rest tourist home. The key bow is heart shaped. Molded text printed on the two edges of the bow reads [INDEPENDENT] on one side and [FI[?]TCHBURG MASS] on the other. The edges of the key bow are decorated with small circles. The back of the key bow has stamped text that reads [KX03836].
African American  Search this
Black Enterprise  Search this
Black interiors  Search this
Business  Search this
Domestic life  Search this
Recreation  Search this
Segregation  Search this
Travel  Search this
Credit Line:
Collection of the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture, Gift of Portsmouth Black Heritage Trail, Inc.
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Restrictions & Rights:
No known copyright restrictions
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National Museum of African American History and Culture Collection
Collection title:
The Rock Rest Tourist Home Collection
Tools and Equipment-Domestic
Data Source:
National Museum of African American History and Culture