On View
Segregation Gallery
Exhibition
Defending Freedom, Defining Freedom: The Era of Segregation, 1876-1968
Created by
Unidentified
Date
ca. 1930s
Medium
metal with paint
Dimensions
Overall with Weight (H X W X D): 57 7/8 × 19 3/4 × 23 1/8 in., 66 lb. (147 × 50.2 × 58.7 cm, 29.9 kg)
Description
A metal double-sided black railroad sign that reads: [WAITING ROOM / FOR WHITES / ONLY / BY ORDER OF / POLICE DEPT.] in white paint. The writing is on a framed square plaque at the top of the sign. The sign post is round and has metal work at the top where the plaque meets the post and that the bottom where the post meets the base. The base is round. There is orange paint that is visible in spots where the black paint has peeled. There is also rust on the bottom of the base.
Classification
Memorabilia and Ephemera
Type
signage
Topic
Race discrimination
Segregation
Credit Line
Collection of the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture
Object number
2015.23
Restrictions & Rights
No Known Copyright Restrictions
GUID
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/fd5c350442c-e3c6-4810-ad12-5efbe3646ec1
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