Pin-back button advertising "Trixy" brand molasses

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Attributed to
D.B. Scully Syrup Company, American
Medium
ink on paper with metal and plastic
Dimensions
3 1/2 x 3 1/2 x 3/8 in. (8.9 x 8.9 x 1 cm)
Type
buttons (information artifacts)
Date
ca. 1954
Description
A pin-back button advertising "Trixy" brand molasses. The button features a cartoon image of a “Picaninny” girl’s face. The girl has a large red bow with yellow circle decorations under her chin. She has nine small red ties in her hair. The background of the top two thirds of the button is yellow with darker yellow rays. The bottom third of the button has a blue background. Button reads, [TRIXY / LOUISIANA / OLD STYLE COOKING / MOLASSES / D. B. SCULLY SYRUP CO. / CHICAGO, ILL.].
Topic
African American
Advertising
Caricature and cartoons
Cooking and dining
Foodways
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
2007.7.178
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
Memorabilia and Ephemera-Advertisements
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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