Joseph E. Johnson Jr.'s Rubber Stamp

Item

Type
Rubber Stamp
Title
Joseph E. Johnson Jr.'s Rubber Stamp
Rationale
This item highlights the historical presence of African Americans in Delaware's fraternal organizations.
Description
This rubber stamp with a wooden knob handle attached to a rectangular platform features a rubber stamp that reads "Joseph E. Johnson, Sr./ 814 Pine St./ Wilmington, Del. 19801." The stamp belonged to Joseph E. Johnson, Jr. (1934-2020), who was born and raised on the east side of Wilmington and became a celebrated civil rights activist. The stamp is part of a larger collection of masonic materials collected by Johnson during his lifetime and donated to the Delaware Historical Society.
Date
1950-1980
1950s
Place
Wilmington, Delaware
Subject
Joseph E. Johnson, Jr.
Creator
Franklin Rubber Stamp Co., Wilmington, DE
Extent
Physical dimensions: 2.5"H x 1"W x 2"L
Digital dimensions: 211 x 210px
Medium
Wood, rubber
Provenance
This item is part of a group of masonic materials that belonged to Joseph E. Johnson, Jr. (1905-1980) of Wilmington.
Rights
The copyright and related rights status of this item has not been evaluated. Please refer to the organization that has made the Item available (noted above in Publisher and Identifier) for more information.