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Coin bank in the form of "Mammy"

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Unidentified
Medium
cast iron
Dimensions
12 x 7 1/2 x 5 in. (30.5 x 19.1 x 12.7 cm)
Type
banks (containers)
Date
ca. 1925
Description
Painted metal coin bank in the form of “Mammy." She is standing with her feet apart and her hands on her hips. She is wearing a blue dress with yellow cuffs, yellow shawl, white waist apron, and black shoes. A red kerchief with white polka dots covers her head. She has brown eyes and a smiling, pink mouth. A rectangular hole for inserting coins is located at the center of the figure's 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
2007.7.217
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