Printing plate of carving designs from the workshop of C. Edgar Patience

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Manufactured by
Unidentified
Owned by
C. Edgar Patience, American, 1906 - 1972
Medium
copper
Dimensions
H x W x D: 2 3/16 × 4 1/8 × 1/16 in. (5.5 × 10.5 × 0.2 cm)
Type
printing plates
Place collected
Wilkes-Barre, Luzerne County, Pennsylvania, United States, North and Central America
Date
ca. 1920
Description
This copper printing plate from a catalog of designs for carved anthracite coal objects was found in the workshop of C. Edgar Patience. This plate contains designs for sixteen (16) different items, including pendants and pin heads. Each design has a corresponding unique number engraved beneath it. The reverse of the plate has adhesive residue and lengths of tape adhered to it.
Topic
African American
Art
Craftsmanship
Folklife
Credit Line
Collection of the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture, Gift from Dr. Juanita Patience Moss and descendants
Object number
2016.70.4
Restrictions & Rights
© C. Edgar Patience
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National Museum of African American History and Culture Collection
Classification
Tools and Equipment-Crafting-Artistic-Image-making
Exhibition
A Century in the Making
On View
NMAAHC (1400 Constitution Ave NW), National Mall Location, Concourse, C X06
Data Source
National Museum of African American History and Culture

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