Name stamp for Harold L. Williams

Created by
Identity Group, Inc., American, founded 1957
Commissioned by
Williams, Harold Louis, American, 1924 - 2015
Subject of
Williams, Harold Louis, American, 1924 - 2015
Owned by
Williams, Harold Louis, American, 1924 - 2015
Date
late 20th-early 21st century
Medium
plastic, ink, paper
Dimensions
H x W x D: 3 1/4 × 2 5/8 × 2 5/8 in. (8.3 × 6.7 × 6.7 cm)
Description
Rubber name stamp for Harold Williams. There is a gray stamp top (.1a) with a square base cover (.1b). The top has a rounded handle in the center and a square bottom. The center of the handle has a rubber grip with text [STAMP-EVER ® / PATENT-PENDING]. The reverse is blank. There is a paper label with red printed text adhered to the lower front of the stamp. The paper is cut off but partially reads [LICENSED ARCHITECT / HAROLD L. WILLIAMS / No. C-002546]. “Licensed Architect” is in a circular border that has a star graphic on each side, cut off at the edge of the paper. This text is repeated on the interior rubber stamp. The lower half of the stamp reads [STATE OF CALIFORNIA] in the circular border and [RENEWAL DATE] in the center. The text is inverted and the stamp is covered in red ink. The square bottom fits into the thin base. The interior of the base has manufacturing information. The exterior is blank.
Place depicted
Ventura, California, United States, North and Central America
Place made
Singapore, Asia
Classification
Tools and Equipment-Occupational
Type
rubber stamps
Topic
Architecture
Business
Labor
Credit Line
Collection of the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture, Gift of Betty Smith Williams in memory of Harold Louis Williams
Object number
A2017.53.1.1.1ab
Restrictions & Rights
No Known Copyright Restrictions
GUID
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/fd595fe443b-da74-4fda-85ed-a26521b95db6
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