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Created by:
Unidentified  Search this
Medium:
brass (alloy)
Dimensions:
1 3/4 x 13 1/4 x 1 3/8 in. (4.4 x 33.7 x 3.5 cm)
Type:
candle snuffers
Date:
20th century
Description:
A brass candle snuffer depicting a caricature of a man's head. The man is wearing a brimmed hat. The interior of the snuffer is hollow in order to be placed over a lit candle. The handle is a thin piece of brass.
Statement:
Objects depicting racist and/or stereotypical imagery or language may be offensive and disturbing, but the NMAAHC aims to include them in the Collection to present and preserve the historical context in which they were created and used. Objects of this type provide an important historical record from which to study and evaluate racism.
Topic:
African American  Search this
Caricature and cartoons  Search this
Domestic life  Search this
Stereotypes  Search this
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:
2007.7.100
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:
Furnishings, Housewares, and D├ęcor
Racist and Stereotypical Objects
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
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/fd584c67b67-1be0-4193-9fb7-a40a6950599f
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmaahc_2007.7.100