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Coin bank in the form of "Mammy"

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Unidentified
Medium
cast iron
Dimensions
7 1/2 x 5 x 3 1/4 in. (19.1 x 12.7 x 8.3 cm)
Type
banks (containers)
Date
ca. 1925
Description
A cast iron coin bank in the form of "Mammy." The bank is made of two (2) parts joined vertically at the center. The halves do not match up perfectly. The figure is standing, with her hands on her hips. She is wearing a red dress, white shawl, and white waist apron tied around her back. A red kerchief with white polka dots is tied around her head. Her face, hands, and shoes are painted black. Her eyes are two white dots. A rectangular hole for inserting coins is located at the center of her back, on the shawl.
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
2007.7.211
Restrictions & Rights
No Known Copyright Restrictions
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Collection title
Collection of James M. Caselli and Jonathan Mark Scharer
Classification
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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