Sign from Hope School

Created by
Unidentified
Subject of
Hope School, 1925 - 1954
Medium
wood, paint, iron alloy
Dimensions
H x W x D: 12 3/4 × 98 × 2 3/8 in., 36 lb. (32.4 × 248.9 × 6 cm, 16.3 kg)
Type
signs
Place used
Pomaria, Newberry County, South Carolina, United States, North and Central America
Date
1925-1954
Description
A sign reading "HOPE SCHOOL" in relief and composed from rectangular profile pieces of wood that are nailed to a wood board with a square attached frame. All pieces are nailed together, although there might also be glue. The sign is painted white and the letters appear to have been painted black over the white.
Topic
African American
American South
Education
Segregation
Credit Line
Collection of the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture, Gift of the Hope School Community Center, Pomaria, SC
Object number
2010.22.12
Restrictions & Rights
No Known Copyright Restrictions
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Classification
Furnishings, Housewares, and Décor
Exhibition
Making a Way Out of No Way
On View
NMAAHC (1400 Constitution Ave NW), National Mall Location, Community/Third Floor, 3 050
Data Source
National Museum of African American History and Culture

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