Sign for the Booker T. Motel

Created by
Booker T. Motel, American
Date
ca. 1950
On View
Concourse 2, C 2053
Museum MapsObjects in this Location
Exhibition
Defending Freedom, Defining Freedom: The Era of Segregation, 1876-1968
Medium
paint on metal, wood
Dimensions
H x W: 15 1/2 x 23 3/4 in. (39.4 x 60.3 cm)
Description
A red and white painted metal motel sign inside a plain wooden frame. The sign reads: [Booker T. Motel COLORED Humboldt, Tenn.]. The Booker T. Motel was a segregated motel.
Place depicted
Humboldt, Tennessee, United States, North and Central America
Classification
Memorabilia and Ephemera-Advertisements
Type
signs
Topic
American South
Recreation
Segregation
Travel
Credit Line
Collection of the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture
Object number
2012.46.31
Restrictions & Rights
Public domain
GUID
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/fd5c062597f-6bc6-4a8d-9448-7f04eabbfcea