Mar 28, 2019 - Sale 2503

Sale 2503 - Lot 205

Price Realized: $ 6,500
?Final Price Realized includes Buyer’s Premium added to Hammer Price
Estimate: $ 2,500 - $ 3,500
(CIVIL RIGHTS--SEGREGATION.) "For Colored / For Whites" sign for a segregated bus. Lacquered wood sign, 4 x 9 1/4 inches, with stenciled mesh fabric lettering, and 10-inch painted metal mounting bracket screwed to top; minor wear and soiling. [Abilene, TX, circa 1940s]

Additional Details

The sign was designed to be inserted into a holder in the wall of the bus, designating the dividing line between the races. It could be easily moved in reaction to the day's traffic. Provenance: Salvaged from the bus system in Abilene, TX approximately 15 years ago.