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Standup of the radio show character Amos Jones

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Printed by:
Pepsodent Company, American, 1915 - 1944  Search this
Subject of:
Amos 'n' Andy, American, 1928 - 1960  Search this
Freeman Gosden, American, 1899 - 1982  Search this
Charles Correll, American, 1890 - 1972  Search this
ink on paper
H x W: 7 5/8 × 3 15/16 in. (19.3 × 10.1 cm)
paper dolls
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.
African American  Search this
Advertising  Search this
Amusements  Search this
Blackface  Search this
Caricature and cartoons  Search this
Comedy  Search this
Film  Search this
Radio  Search this
Stereotypes  Search this
Credit Line:
Collection of the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture, Gift of Kathleen M. Kendrick
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National Museum of African American History and Culture