A bentwood armchair purportedly belonging to a black church in Tulsa that was looted during the Tulsa Riot of 1921. The chair has curved arm rests. The arm rests are attached to the chair back and seat with oval-shaped, metal cleats. Both uprights at the sides of the chair back are also attached to the seat and to the top rail. The chair back has seven (7) rungs at the back. The chair also has two (2) horizontal rungs on the proper left and proper right sides, connecting the proper left and proper right legs. There are two (2) additional rungs at the back connecting the rear legs. At the front is only one (1) rung at the top between the front legs. The chair seat is a square shape with curved corners. The seat is has been slightly molded towards the back to support the sitter. The chair back curves out toward the arm rests.
A hand-operated embossing machine used by Claflin University. The exterior is painted black, with paint chipping away throughout surface. The embosser stands flat on a beveled base that is curved on two opposing sides, each containing a hole through the base at the end. The mechanism has a long, rounded lever, with a silver plated top on the end, hinged at the body of the embosser on the opposite side, with a spring element underneath, and is used to push the cylinder element into whatever material will be embossed. Below the cylindrical element, there is a two-tiered base, the bottom being circular with relief type (illegible) on the top, the other sitting on the top curved with straight ends in an oblong shape. There is a slit for the material being embossed to slide into between the pedestal and the cylinder. The main body of embosser has a relief 5-point star, painted red, with gold lines coming off of it, on both sides.
Four-legged wooden, bentwood armchair. Chair covered in a dark red-brown paint or finish. Chair seat is round with carved, shallow ridges on seat top. Ridges are in expanding, concentric "U" shapes, narrower in the middle and expanding outward toward the center. "U" shapes begin on either side, closer to the chair back. The chair seat is flatter in front than at the back. The front of the chair seat is also wider than at the back. Outside wood bar, one continuous piece, of chair back curves around and down to make the chair legs. In the middle of the chair back is another curved loop of bent wood that attaches to the top bar and to the seat. Chair armrests are each one piece of bent wood. On the PL arm is a curvilinear armrest attached at the top of the bent wood. The armrest is slightly curved vertically as well as slightly oriented toward the outside edge of the chair. Circular wood ring of support runs around the interior of the four (4) legs. All four (4) legs slightly curved with the PL front leg curving inward. Paper label underneath chair seat that includes maker information, place of origin, and maker's logo.