Pocket watch owned by Harry T. Moore

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Manufactured by
Illinois Watch Company, American, founded 1879
Owned by
Moore, Harry Tyson, American, 1905 - 1951
Medium
metal and glass
Dimensions
H x W: 2 5/16 x 1 11/16 x 5/16 in. (5.9 x 4.3 x 0.8 cm)
Type
pocket watches
Place collected
New Carrollton, Prince George's County, Maryland, United States, North and Central America
Place used
Mims, Brevard County, Florida, United States, North and Central America
Date
ca. 1920s
Description
Pocket watch by Illinois Watch Company used by Harry Tyson Moore, Sterling model. It features a circular white face with black hands and numerals. Under the twelve it has the company and model name "ILLINOIS/ STERLING." There is a second smaller face for marking the seconds at the bottom of the main face. The casing is a plain brass colored metal with a loop and ridged crown at top. The back has a faint cross hatching pattern with a small heraldic crest in the center.
Topic
African American
Civil rights
Families
Hate crimes
Men
Resistance
Segregation
Violence
Credit Line
Collection of the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture, Donated by Juanita Evangeline Moore, daughter; "Skip" Pagan, grandson; and Darren Pagan, great-grandson
Object number
2013.157.2
Restrictions & Rights
No Known Copyright Restrictions
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National Museum of African American History and Culture Collection
Classification
Adornment
Tools and Equipment-Personal use
Exhibition
Defending Freedom, Defining Freedom: The Era of Segregation, 1876-1968
On View
NMAAHC (1400 Constitution Ave NW), National Mall Location, Concourse 2, C 2053
Data Source
National Museum of African American History and Culture

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