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Created by:
Unidentified  Search this
Medium:
metal with paint
Dimensions:
Overall with Weight (H X W X D): 57 7/8 × 19 3/4 × 23 1/8 in., 66 lb. (147 × 50.2 × 58.7 cm, 29.9 kg)
Type:
signage
Date:
ca. 1930s
Description:
A metal double-sided black railroad sign that reads: [WAITING ROOM / FOR WHITES / ONLY / BY ORDER OF / POLICE DEPT.] in white paint. The writing is on a framed square plaque at the top of the sign. The sign post is round and has metal work at the top where the plaque meets the post and that the bottom where the post meets the base. The base is round. There is orange paint that is visible in spots where the black paint has peeled. There is also rust on the bottom of the base.
Topic:
African American  Search this
Race discrimination  Search this
Segregation  Search this
Credit Line:
Collection of the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture
Object number:
2015.23
Restrictions & Rights:
No Known Copyright Restrictions
See more items in:
National Museum of African American History and Culture Collection
Classification:
Memorabilia and Ephemera
Exhibition:
Defending Freedom, Defining Freedom: The Era of Segregation, 1876-1968
On View:
NMAAHC (1400 Constitution Ave NW), National Mall Location, Concourse 2, C 2053
Data Source:
National Museum of African American History and Culture
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/fd5c350442c-e3c6-4810-ad12-5efbe3646ec1
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmaahc_2015.23