Paper doll from the Amos 'n' Andy radio show

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Distributed by
Pepsodent Company, American, 1915 - 1944
Medium
ink on paper
Dimensions
H x W: 5 11/16 × 4 1/4 in. (14.4 × 10.8 cm)
Type
paper dolls
Date
1931
Description
A color paper doll depicting Kingfish from the Amos 'n' Andy radio show standing in a doorway. He is wearing a brown fedora hat, a green suit, a white bow tie and a red sash. He is holding a brown cane in his left hand and is holding the door open with his right hand. A sign painted on the window of the door reads “ORDER OF THE / MYSTIC / KNIGH(illegible) / OF T(illegible) / SEA(illegible.” At the bottom of the paper doll ‘KING FISH” is written in black type. The bottom of the doll has a black tab on each side. The tab on the right has text in white, printed vertically, that reads “COPYRIGHT 1931 / BY THE PEPSODENT CO.” The back of the paper doll is light brown. Black text printed at the bottom center reads “Pepsodent Tooth Paste / removes stubborn film / from teeth quickly and / safely. Yet it will not / scratch the softest teeth.”
Topic
African American
Advertising
Amusements
Caricature and cartoons
Radio
Sitcoms
Stereotypes
Credit Line
Collection of the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture
Object number
2014.53.8.3
Restrictions & Rights
Unknown - Restrictions Possible
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National Museum of African American History and Culture Collection
Classification
Memorabilia and Ephemera-Advertisements
Data Source
National Museum of African American History and Culture

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