Candle snuffer depicting a caricature of a man's head

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Created by
Unidentified
Medium
brass (alloy)
Dimensions
1 3/4 x 13 1/4 x 1 3/8 in. (4.4 x 33.7 x 3.5 cm)
Type
candle snuffers
Date
20th century
Description
A brass candle snuffer depicting a caricature of a man's head. The man is wearing a brimmed hat. The interior of the snuffer is hollow in order to be placed over a lit candle. The handle is a thin piece of brass.
Topic
African American
Caricature and cartoons
Domestic life
Stereotypes
Credit Line
Collection of the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture, Gift of the Collection of James M. Caselli and Jonathan Mark Scharer
Object number
2007.7.100
Restrictions & Rights
No Known Copyright Restrictions
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National Museum of African American History and Culture Collection
Collection title
Collection of James M. Caselli and Jonathan Mark Scharer
Classification
Tools and Equipment-Domestic
Furnishings, Housewares, and Décor
Exhibition
Defending Freedom, Defining Freedom: The Era of Segregation, 1876-1968
On View
NMAAHC (1400 Constitution Ave NW), National Mall Location, Concourse 2, C 2053
Data Source
National Museum of African American History and Culture

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