Standup of the radio show character Amos Jones

Printed by
Pepsodent Company, American, 1915 - 1944
Subject of
Amos 'n' Andy, American, 1928 - 1960
Gosden, Freeman, American, 1899 - 1982
Correll, Charles, American, 1890 - 1972
Medium
ink on paper
Dimensions
H x W: 7 5/8 × 3 15/16 in. (19.3 × 10.1 cm)
Type
paper dolls
Date
1930
Description
A die cut cardboard standup of the character Amos Jones from the radio show "Amos 'n' Andy," an advertisement for the 1930 Amos n' Andy movie Check and Double Check. The doll is an illustration of a man depicted in blackface wearing a polka-dotted shirt with a hole in the proper right elbow. He also wears a stripped vest with three pockets in the front. The pockets contain a pencil, envelopes and a black book with the title [BANK BOOK] on the front cover. His brown pants have a red patch on the proper left knee. He has blue eyes, brown hair, and a wide, red mouth. He is petting the snout of a white dog with black ears standing on its hind legs with its front paws resting on Amos' proper left knee. The dog's back is facing the viewer. The man's proper left hand rests in his pocket. On the proper left flap at the bottom is black text that reads [COPYRIGHT 1930 / BY THE PEPSODENT CO. / LITHO. IN U.S.A.]. On the proper right flap at the bottom is additional black text that reads [A-pdm-11L]. On the back of the doll in the upper half is a handwritten inscription in blue ink.
Topic
African American
Advertising
Amusements
Blackface
Caricature and cartoons
Comedy
Film
Radio
Stereotypes
Credit Line
Collection of the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture, Gift of Kathleen M. Kendrick
Object number
2015.64.10.1
Restrictions & Rights
No Known Copyright Restrictions
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National Museum of African American History and Culture Collection
Classification
Toys and Games
Data Source
National Museum of African American History and Culture

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