Coin bank in the form of "Mammy" seated on a chamber pot

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Unidentified
Medium
cast iron
Dimensions
7 3/4 x 4 1/2 x 4 3/4 in. (19.7 x 11.4 x 12.1 cm)
Type
banks (containers)
Date
20th century
Description
A metal coin bank in the form of "Mammy" seated on a chamber pot. The woman is depicted wearing a kerchief and dress. She is seated on a chamber pot and holding the dress above her backside. A metal flat-head screw is located in the center of her backside; another is located on the back of the figure's head. A rectangular slot for inserting coins is located in the center of her upper back.
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
2007.7.220
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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