Feb 21, 2008 - Sale 2137

Sale 2137 - Lot 170

Price Realized: $ 4,800
?Final Price Realized includes Buyer’s Premium added to Hammer Price
Estimate: $ 1,000 - $ 1,500
RELIC FROM THE ERA OF SEGREGATION (CIVIL RIGHTS--SEGREGATION.) Colored. Metal and porcelain sign, from a public facility, 10 x 2 1/2 inches; two small holes for attaching to a wall with some slight rust, minimal rust and wear to the edges, consistent with age. Np (U.S. South), circa 1940s-50s

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A rare relic of the years of segregation that followed the Supreme Court's 1896 decision in Plessy vs Ferguson, and its ruling of "separate but equal."