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Stencil plate from the workshop of C. Edgar Patience

Smithsonian Institution,


This copper stencil plate reading "BEST WISHES FOR SUCCESS / FROM / CAN DO, INC." was found in the workshop of C. Edgar Patience. Metal loops protrude from the copper plate to form the interior floating portions of the letters. Two small rectangular pieces of copper sheeting extend from each bottom corner of the stencil. A circular piece of fiberboard is screwed to the center bottom of the stencil plate.
Medium: copper, metal, and fiberboard
Dimensions: H x W x D: 3/4 × 3 1/16 × 3 7/8 in. (1.9 × 7.7 × 9.8 cm)
Object number: 2016.70.6
Credit Line: Collection of the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture, Gift from Dr. Juanita Patience Moss and descendants
Subject of: CAN DO Inc., American, founded 1960
Place collected: Wilkes-Barre, Luzerne County, Pennsylvania, United States, North and Central America
Used by: C. Edgar Patience, American, 1906 - 1972
Data Source: National Museum of African American History and Culture


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ARGOMENTI : # in Società e scienze sociali / Società e cultura / Gruppi sociali / Studi etnografici / Minoranze etniche e multiculturalismo
TAG : tag: stencils (tools) , African American , art , Craftsmanship , Folklife
DATAZIONE: 1960 - 1972