On View
Power of Place Gallery
Exhibition
Power of Place
Created by
Unidentified
Used by
Shearer Cottage, American, founded 1903
Date
1931-1947
Medium
leather, cardboard, paper and ink
Dimensions
12 7/8 x 8 1/8 x 1 1/8 in. (32.7 x 20.6 x 2.9 cm)
Dimensions of book laid open: 12 7/8 × 16 × 1 1/4 in. (32.7 × 40.6 × 3.2 cm)
Description
The guestbook from Shearer Cottage, an African American vacation home in Oak Bluffs, MA near Martha's Vineyard. It contains numerous handwritten signatures of past guests from the years 1931 to 1947. The guestbook is bound in red and brown leather backing boards. The front cover has "Shearer Cottage Oak Bluffs, Mass" written horizontally across the front inside a stylized border. The spine is broken with loose pages.
Place used
Oak Bluffs, Duke County, Massachusetts, United States, Martha's Vineyard, North and Central America
Classification
Documents and Published Materials-Business and Legal Documents
Type
visitors' books
Topic
Black Enterprise
Business
Recreation
Segregation
Credit Line
Collection of the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture, Gift of Shearer Cottage
Object number
2012.2.2
Restrictions & Rights
No Known Copyright Restrictions
GUID
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/fd547aa9ddb-8bca-4e68-89f2-00dfc64b8b46
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