This copper printing plate from a catalog of designs for carved anthracite coal objects was found in the workshop of C. Edgar Patience. This plate contains designs for sixteen (16) different items, including pendants and pin heads. Each design has a corresponding unique number engraved beneath it. The reverse of the plate has adhesive residue and lengths of tape adhered to it.
Metal printing plate of a Madam C. J. Walker advertisement that reads "Plain Talk to Men." The plate features additional text, an image of a tin of Madam C.J. Walker's Wonder Pomade, and a graphic of a male bust, all in high relief. The printing surface appears to be copper, while the back of the plate is a dull silver metal with darker stripes. Numerous stains and scratches on both surfaces indicate heavy use.
A wood and metal printing plate that reads "Mme C.J. Walker Beauty Shoppes." This plate is constructed of a thin metal sheet with the letters in reverse and in high relief. Nailed to the metal plate is a thick block of dense wood of the same shape. The plate is rectangular in shape with a smaller rectangular section beneath to accommodate the cursive tails of the letters 'y' and 'p.' The plate is discolored with old ink and some of the nails protrude along the rim. There are numerous scratches on both metal and wood, indicating heavy use.
Printing plate for a diploma mounted on wood. The plate has a thick border around the edges. The plate is a reverse image of the final printing. The top has several lines of text that read “National Sunday School And B.T. U. Congress / of The / NATIONAL BAPTIST CONVENTION to AMERICA / Presents This.” Paragraphs of text are on either side of this. A small graphic of an open book is also at the top of the plate. Text in the graphic reads “CHRISTIAN WORKER'S DIPLOMA.” The lower half of the plate has additional text with blanks provided for the recipient’s information, the date and the conveyor’s signature. A narrow rectangular hole is in the wood backing at the top.