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Manufactured by:
Unidentified  Search this
Used by:
Edith Lee-Payne, American  Search this
Subject of:
March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom, American, founded 1963  Search this
Medium:
felt with thread and metal and cloth on fiberboard
Dimensions:
H x W: 8 5/8 × 26 1/4 in. (21.9 × 66.7 cm)
H x W (board): 11 1/2 × 29 1/4 × 1/4 in. (29.2 × 74.3 × 0.7 cm)
Type:
pennants
Place used:
Washington, District of Columbia, United States, North and Central America
Date:
1963
Description:
This white felt pennant is sewn and stapled to a black cloth over a board. The pennant has black lettering that says [MARCH ON WASHINGTON / FOR JOBS AND FREEDOM / AUGUST 28, 1963]. There is an image of the Lincoln Memorial with the words [I WAS THERE] above and [LINCOLN MEMORIAL] below the graphic. Below this is an image of two hands joined in a handshake. On the left edge of the pennant is a black strip of cloth sewn with white thread to the pennant. The pennant has some noticeable smoke stains on the white felt. The reverse of the board is blank.
Topic:
African American  Search this
Activism  Search this
Children  Search this
Civil Rights  Search this
Freedom  Search this
Labor  Search this
Local and regional  Search this
U.S. History, 1961-1969  Search this
Credit Line:
Collection of the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture, Gift of Edith Lee-Payne and Family
Object number:
2017.6
Restrictions & Rights:
No Known Copyright Restrictions
Proper usage is the responsibility of the user.
See more items in:
National Museum of African American History and Culture Collection
Classification:
Memorabilia and Ephemera-Political and Activist Ephemera
Movement:
Civil Rights Movement
Data Source:
National Museum of African American History and Culture
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/fd5b8392594-ed51-4610-9249-23c7232468bd
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmaahc_2017.6