New York: Casey Rubber Stamps, 2020. Red rubber stamp, mounted to wooden base measuring 2 x 2 inches. Image of Harriet Tubman stamped in black ink to base.
Rubber stamp designed to superimpose Harriet Tubman over Andrew Jackson on the United States $20 bill. In 2016, Treasury Secretary Jacob Lew announced that Tubman would be the new face of the twenty-dollar bill, becoming the first Black American to be featured on United States paper currency. When the rollout of the “Tubman twenty" stalled under the subsequent administration, artists and activists proposed a number of do-it-yourself options. This real rubber stamp is handmade by John Casey of Casey Rubber Stamps in New York City, and features the earliest known portrait of Tubman, unveiled at the Smithsonian in 2019.