Mar 26, 2015 - Sale 2377

Sale 2377 - Lot 294

Price Realized: $ 3,750
?Final Price Realized includes Buyer’s Premium added to Hammer Price
Estimate: $ 1,500 - $ 2,500
(SEGREGATION.) Colored / White. Wood and metal sign from a trolley car or bus, 7-1/2 inches by 3-1/2 inches, consisting of a rectangular piece of wood, painted with "white" on one side and "colored" on the other; attached to a piece of metal that would fit into slot, where it could revolve to face whichever portion of the vehicle held the segregated people of color. American South, circa 1930's to 1940's

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A rare sign from the period of Jim Crow, segregation in America's South.