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Small address book made by Herman Wallace

Catalog Data

Created by:
Herman Wallace, American, 1941 - 2013  Search this
Subject of:
Louisiana State Penitentiary at Angola, American, founded 1835  Search this
Medium:
ink on paper (fiber product)
Dimensions:
H x W x D: 2 13/16 × 2 1/2 × 3/8 in. (7.1 × 6.3 × 1 cm)
Type:
address books
make-dos
Place used:
Angola, West Feliciana Parish, Louisiana, United States, North and Central America
Date:
after 1972
Caption:
This handmade paper address book is an example of Wallace’s ability to make much out of very little through the creative remaking and adjustment of items available to him. It also documents his efforts to effectively maintain his social and political connections through active correspondence with the outside world.
Description:
A handmade paper address book created by Herman Wallace while incarcerated at Angola Prison. The tiny book has a manila-colored outer cover and lined interior pages with handwritten names, addresses, and phone numbers for Wallace's contacts.
Topic:
African American  Search this
American South  Search this
Communication  Search this
Communities  Search this
Men  Search this
Prisons  Search this
Credit Line:
Collection of the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture, Gift of Maria Hinds
Object number:
A2018.36.1.4.2
Restrictions & Rights:
No Known Copyright Restrictions
Proper usage is the responsibility of the user.
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National Museum of African American History and Culture Collection
Collection title:
Herman Wallace Archival Collection
Classification:
Memorabilia and Ephemera
Data Source:
National Museum of African American History and Culture
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/fd53ec05157-eba2-484b-80d1-608891911614
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmaahc_A2018.36.1.4.2