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Sign for Minton's Playhouse

Manufactured by
Unidentified
Used by
Minton's Playhouse, American, 1938 - 1974
Subject of
Minton, Henry, American, 1885 - 1970
Medium
neon on metal
Dimensions
H x W x D: 38 × 297 × 13 in. (96.5 × 754.4 × 33 cm)
H x W x D: 38 × 273 × 13 in. (96.5 × 693.4 × 33 cm)
Type
signage
Place used
Harlem, New York City, New York, United States, North and Central America
Date
after 1984
Description
Historic neon sign from Minton's Playhouse. The sign has multicolored neon letters [MINTON'S PLAYHOUSE] secured to a blue metal background. The sign features five neon musical notes: one on either end of the moniker and three in the center.
Topic
African American
Bebop (Music)
Communities
Jazz (Music)
Nightlife
Credit Line
Collection of the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture, Gift of Harlem Community Development Corporation, a subsidiary of the New York State Urban Development Corporation, d/b/a/ Empire State Development
Object number
2015.1
Restrictions & Rights
No Known Copyright Restrictions
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Classification
Memorabilia and Ephemera
Exhibition
Musical Crossroads
On View
NMAAHC (1400 Constitution Ave NW), National Mall Location, Culture/Fourth Floor, 4 053
Data Source
National Museum of African American History and Culture

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