Bobblehead doll in the form of "Mammy"

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Created by
Bouge, Cindee, American
Medium
papier mâché , metal and glass
Dimensions
10 1/4 x 3 3/4 x 4 7/8 in. (26 x 9.5 x 12.4 cm)
Type
character dolls
Date
2000-2007
Description
A papier mâché bobblehead doll in the form of "Mammy." The doll's head and body are attached by a metal spring. Her nose, cheeks, and lips are red. The figure has glass eyes with brown irises. A white kerchief with black polka dots covers her head. She has bare feet and is wearing a yellow dress with black polka dots. The dress has a black ruffle over the breast and a black shawl is tied around her neck. Her breasts and backside protrude out from the body. The figure is mounted on a round black base. Signed on the back, at the bottom right [Cindee / Bouge].
Topic
African American
Caricature and cartoons
Craftsmanship
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
2007.7.110
Restrictions & Rights
© Cindee Bouge. Permission required for use.
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Collection title
Collection of James M. Caselli and Jonathan Mark Scharer
Classification
Decorative Arts, Craft, and Design
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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