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Distributed by:
Taylor Brothers Co., American, founded 1883  Search this
Medium:
enamel on metal
Dimensions:
H x W: 7/8 × 5/8 in. (2.2 × 1.6 cm)
Type:
tags
Place used:
United States, North and Central America
Date:
ca. 1929
Description:
This tin chewing tobacco tag has a yellow background with a dark figure on the front wearing an ornate headdress with a red weapon in her left hand. She wears a yellow cloth around her waist and points to the right with her free hand. The text [Black Maria] is in red next to the figure. The tag back is blank metal, with two small protruding triangular shaped prongs, one at the top and at the bottom of the pin. Each prong is folded flat against the metal back.
Topic:
African American  Search this
Advertising  Search this
Caricature and cartoons  Search this
Stereotypes  Search this
Credit Line:
Collection of the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture, Gift of Hiram-Alfredo Rodríguez-Mora
Object number:
2017.11
Restrictions & Rights:
No Known Copyright Restrictions
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National Museum of African American History and Culture Collection
Classification:
Memorabilia and Ephemera
Data Source:
National Museum of African American History and Culture
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/fd541bcf198-c6de-4360-8868-620d2e944568
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmaahc_2017.11