Printing plate used by the R.H. Boyd Publishing Corporation

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Manufactured by
Unidentified
Used by
National Baptist Congress, American, founded 1906
Subject of
R.H. Boyd Publishing Corporation, American, founded 1896
Medium
metal, wood
Dimensions
15/16 × 10 3/4 × 8 1/2 in. (2.4 × 27.3 × 21.6 cm)
Type
printing plates
Place used
Nashville, Davidson County, Tennessee, United States, North and Central America
Date
after 1906
Description
Printing plate for a diploma mounted on wood. The plate has a thick border around the edges. The plate is a reverse image of the final printing. The top has several lines of text that read “National Sunday School And B.T. U. Congress / of The / NATIONAL BAPTIST CONVENTION to AMERICA / Presents This.” Paragraphs of text are on either side of this. A small graphic of an open book is also at the top of the plate. Text in the graphic reads “CHRISTIAN WORKER'S DIPLOMA.” The lower half of the plate has additional text with blanks provided for the recipient’s information, the date and the conveyor’s signature. A narrow rectangular hole is in the wood backing at the top.
Topic
African American
American South
Business
Labor
Religious groups
Technology
Credit Line
Collection of the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture; Gift of Dr. and Mrs. T.B. Boyd, III and R.H. Boyd Publishing Corporation
Object number
2013.208.3
Restrictions & Rights
No Known Copyright Restrictions
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Classification
Tools and Equipment-Crafting-Artistic-Image-making
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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