TYPE: Sign
DIMENSIONS: 52 x 49 inches
COMPONENTS: Metal sign
CONDITION: scratches and general wear; reverse rusted.
ITEM ID: 3565

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South Africa “Whites Only” Swimming Baths Sign

Decade: 1950s
Century: 20th (1901-2000)
Notes: circa 1950's

Newcastle Swimming Baths “Whites Only” sign. Also contains lines: “Mon. Sat 8 AM 1 PM, Sun. Closed. No Dogs.” Newcastle is the third-largest city in KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa. It is an industrial city with a huge native work force. This sign once stood, mounted to a wooden frame on Newcastle’s beach.Segregation or “apartheid” is no longer the law of the land in South Africa. However, a sort of segregation still exists brought about by the wide economic gulf that exists between blacks and whites in South Africa.