Wallet belonging to Harry T. Moore

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Manufactured by
Unidentified
Owned by
Moore, Harry Tyson, American, 1905 - 1951
Medium
pigskin
Dimensions
H x W: 4 5/16 x 3 1/4 x 3/8 in. (11 x 8.3 x 1 cm)
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
early to mid 20th century
Description
Personalized pigskin wallet embossed with Harry T. Moore. This is a brown leather fold over wallet. Inside, it has two pockets in front and two interior pockets. There is also a bill fold running the length of the wallet. The bill fold and the interior pockets are lined with darker leather. One the right side, embossed in gold letters, is the name "HARRY T MOORE." Below in smaller letters, also gold, is embossed "Genuine Pigskin." The wallet fold is extremely worn and the surface of the leather is scarred and pitted.
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
2013.157.3
Restrictions & Rights
No Known Copyright Restrictions
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National Museum of African American History and Culture Collection
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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