Three blackface masks

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Created by
Unidentified
Medium
cotton (textile)
Dimensions
H x W x D (2007.7.229.1): 13 5/8 × 10 3/4 × 3/8 in. (34.6 × 27.3 × 1 cm)
H x W x D (2007.7.229.2): 14 5/16 × 9 3/4 × 1/2 in. (36.4 × 24.8 × 1.3 cm)
H x W x D (2007.7.229.3): 12 1/4 × 10 × 1/2 in. (31.1 × 25.4 × 1.3 cm)
Type
masks (costume)
Date
20th-mid 20th century
Description
2007.7.229.1
A triangular blackface mask constructed from stretch, black knit cloth. The mask are predominantly black with white stitching around the eye holes and red, appliquéd cloth at the mouth. The mouth is large and exaggerated.
2007.7.229.2
A triangular blackface mask constructed from stretch, black knit cloth. The mask are predominantly black with white stitching around the eye holes and red, appliquéd cloth at the mouth. The mouth is large and exaggerated.
2007.7.229.3
A triangular blackface mask constructed from stretch, black knit cloth. The mask are predominantly black with white stitching around the eye holes and red, appliquéd cloth at the mouth. The mouth is large and exaggerated.
Topic
African American
Caricature and cartoons
Clothing and dress
Costume
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
2007.7.229.1-.3
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
Clothing-Costume
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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