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Sad iron owned by members of the Ellis family

Created by:
Unidentified  Search this
Medium:
cast iron
Dimensions:
H x W x D: 4 3/4 x 3 3/4 x 6 1/8 in. (12.1 x 9.5 x 15.6 cm)
Type:
irons
Place used:
Orange County, Virginia, United States, North and Central America
Date:
before 1870
Topic:
African American  Search this
Domestic life  Search this
Families  Search this
Credit Line:
Collection of the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture, Gift of Clara Ellis Payne
Object number:
2012.42.2.1
Restrictions & Rights:
Public domain
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National Museum of African American History and Culture Collection
Classification:
Tools and Equipment-Domestic
Exhibition:
Make Good the Promises: Reconstruction and Its Legacies
On View:
NMAAHC (1400 Constitution Ave NW), National Mall Location, Concourse, C 050
Data Source:
National Museum of African American History and Culture
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/fd511d005bb-b985-4ac8-905b-2cbd559c9171
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmaahc_2012.42.2.1

Wax jack owned by the Dennis Family

Subject of:
Dennis Farm Charitable Land Trust, American, founded 2001  Search this
Medium:
britannia metal, silver, beeswax, and cotton (fiber)
Dimensions:
H x W (width includes handle): 6 3/4 × 5 1/8 in. (17.1 × 13 cm)
Type:
taper jacks
Date:
early 19th century
Topic:
African American  Search this
Correspondence  Search this
Domestic life  Search this
Families  Search this
U.S. History, 1783-1815  Search this
U.S. History, 1815-1861  Search this
Credit Line:
Collection of the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture, Gift of M. Denise Dennis, in honor of the Dennis Family
Object number:
2014.273.1
Restrictions & Rights:
No Known Copyright Restrictions
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National Museum of African American History and Culture Collection
Classification:
Tools and Equipment-Domestic
Data Source:
National Museum of African American History and Culture
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/fd5af65afe1-957d-4820-9177-ebc89e0b1e60
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmaahc_2014.273.1
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Wash pot used by Manda Caldwell and her daughter Susan Caldwell McGill

Created by:
Unidentified  Search this
Owned by:
Manda Caldwell, American  Search this
Susan Caldwell McGill, American, 1888 - 1944  Search this
Medium:
iron
Dimensions:
H x W x D: 11 3/8 × 20 1/2 × 18 1/4 in., 26 lb. (28.9 × 52.1 × 46.4 cm, 11.8 kg)
Type:
cauldrons
Place collected:
Gastonia, Gaston County, North Carolina, United States, North and Central America
Place used:
South Carolina, United States, North and Central America
Date:
1850-1950
Topic:
African American  Search this
Cooking and dining  Search this
Domestic life  Search this
Families  Search this
Labor  Search this
Slavery  Search this
Credit Line:
Collection of the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture, Gift of the Nichols Family
Object number:
2013.161
Restrictions & Rights:
No Known Copyright Restrictions
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National Museum of African American History and Culture Collection
Classification:
Slavery and Freedom Objects
Tools and Equipment-Domestic
Exhibition:
Slavery and Freedom
On View:
NMAAHC (1400 Constitution Ave NW), National Mall Location, Concourse 3, C3 053
Data Source:
National Museum of African American History and Culture
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/fd5da44a47b-c190-4da1-bb2f-76d44a9eeecd
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmaahc_2013.161
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Candle snuffer depicting a caricature of a man's head

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
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:
Tools and Equipment-Domestic
Furnishings, Housewares, and Décor
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
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Laundry pail associated with the 1965 Selma to Montgomery march

Manufactured by:
Unidentified  Search this
Used by:
Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., American, 1929 - 1968  Search this
Rev. Ralph David Abernathy, American, 1926 - 1990  Search this
Owned by:
Richie Jean Jackson, American, 1932 - 2013  Search this
Dr. Sullivan Jackson, American, 1923 - 2004  Search this
Medium:
aluminum
Dimensions:
H x W x D: 8 13/16 × 13 5/8 × 14 1/16 in. (22.4 × 34.6 × 35.7 cm)
Type:
pails
Place used:
Selma, Dallas County, Alabama, United States, North and Central America
Date:
mid-20th century
Topic:
African American  Search this
Civil Rights  Search this
Domestic life  Search this
Families  Search this
U.S. History, 1961-1969  Search this
Credit Line:
Collection of the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture
Object number:
2014.192
Restrictions & Rights:
No Known Copyright Restrictions
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National Museum of African American History and Culture Collection
Classification:
Tools and Equipment-Domestic
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/fd59df261ed-9667-447c-a5a9-557fbff9fc10
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmaahc_2014.192

Boot scraper in the form of "Mammy"

Created by:
Unidentified  Search this
Medium:
wood , metal
Dimensions:
14 3/4 x 15 1/4 x 9 in. (37.5 x 38.7 x 22.9 cm)
Type:
shoebrushes
Date:
ca. 1900
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:
2007.7.472
Restrictions & Rights:
No Known Copyright Restrictions
See more items in:
National Museum of African American History and Culture Collection
Collection title:
Collection of James M. Caselli and Jonathan Mark Scharer
Classification:
Tools and Equipment-Domestic
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/fd5b5924282-1e6d-4f52-b6c9-75df119e69ae
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmaahc_2007.7.472
Online Media:

Sad iron owned by members of the Ellis family

Created by:
Enterprise Manufacturing Company of Pennsylvania, American  Search this
Medium:
cast iron
Dimensions:
H x W x D: 5 x 3 13/16 x 6 13/16 in. (12.7 x 9.7 x 17.3 cm)
Type:
irons
Place used:
Orange County, Virginia, United States, North and Central America
Place made:
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States, North and Central America
Date:
after 1870
Topic:
African American  Search this
Domestic life  Search this
Families  Search this
Credit Line:
Collection of the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture, Gift of Clara Ellis Payne
Object number:
2012.42.2.2
Restrictions & Rights:
No Known Copyright Restrictions
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National Museum of African American History and Culture Collection
Classification:
Tools and Equipment-Domestic
Data Source:
National Museum of African American History and Culture
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/fd52968ca1e-412a-4824-b2e8-570cf83ab44b
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmaahc_2012.42.2.2

Cast iron dictionary stand used by Rev. Florence Spearing Randolph

Manufactured by:
Unidentified  Search this
Owned by:
Rev. Florence Spearing Randolph, American, 1866 - 1951  Search this
Medium:
cast iron and wood
Dimensions:
H x W x D: 36 3/4 x 23 1/2 x 23 1/2 in. (93.3 x 59.7 x 59.7 cm)
Type:
bookstands
Place used:
New Jersey, United States, North and Central America
Date:
ca. 1915
Topic:
African American  Search this
Activism  Search this
Domestic life  Search this
Language  Search this
Literature  Search this
Oratory  Search this
Preaching  Search this
Social reform  Search this
Suffrage  Search this
Women  Search this
Credit Line:
Collection of the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture, Gift of the family of Florence Spearing Randolph
Object number:
2013.45.1
Restrictions & Rights:
No Known Copyright Restrictions
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National Museum of African American History and Culture Collection
Classification:
Tools and Equipment-Domestic
Furnishings, Housewares, and Décor
Exhibition:
Making a Way Out of No Way
On View:
NMAAHC (1400 Constitution Ave NW), National Mall Location, Community/Third Floor, 3 050
Data Source:
National Museum of African American History and Culture
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/fd5e3c20342-1484-481c-8ebc-b372bf060f32
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmaahc_2013.45.1

Razor owned by Pvt. Marquis Peterson, Co. F, 55th Mass. Vol. Inf.

Manufactured by:
George Wostenholm and Son, British, 1823 - 1971  Search this
Owned by:
Marquis Peterson, American, 1832 - 1896  Search this
Medium:
metal and wood
Dimensions:
H x W x D (closed): 6 1/8 × 1 × 5/16 in. (15.6 × 2.5 × 0.8 cm)
H x W x D (open): 9 7/16 × 1 × 5/16 in. (24 × 2.5 × 0.8 cm)
Type:
razors
Place used:
United States, North and Central America
Date:
1850s-1860s
Topic:
African American  Search this
Domestic life  Search this
Free communities of color  Search this
U.S. History, Civil War, 1861-1865  Search this
United States Colored Troops  Search this
Credit Line:
Collection of the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture
Object number:
2017.78.4
Restrictions & Rights:
No Known Copyright Restrictions
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National Museum of African American History and Culture Collection
Classification:
Slavery and Freedom Objects
Tools and Equipment-Domestic
Exhibition:
Slavery and Freedom
On View:
NMAAHC (1400 Constitution Ave NW), National Mall Location, Concourse 3, C3 053
Data Source:
National Museum of African American History and Culture
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/fd525822d7f-5f89-4199-abb3-b7b8128ecf7d
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmaahc_2017.78.4
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Sadiron from Deltaville, Virginia

Manufactured by:
Unidentified  Search this
Medium:
iron
Dimensions:
H x W x D: 3 3/4 × 2 1/2 × 1 3/4 in. (9.5 × 6.4 × 4.4 cm)
Type:
irons
Place collected:
Deltaville, Middlesex County, Virginia, United States, North and Central America
Date:
Late 19th century
Topic:
African American  Search this
Domestic life  Search this
Emancipation  Search this
Labor  Search this
Slavery  Search this
Credit Line:
Collection of the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture, Leonard H. Powell
Object number:
2017.95
Restrictions & Rights:
No Known Copyright Restrictions
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National Museum of African American History and Culture Collection
Classification:
Slavery and Freedom Objects
Tools and Equipment-Domestic
Data Source:
National Museum of African American History and Culture
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/fd5e10081f3-26e8-46a4-86da-f4c64ebddfda
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmaahc_2017.95
Online Media:

Circular desk calendar owned by Mary Church Terrell

Created by:
Galt & Bro Inc., American, 1802 - 2001  Search this
Subject of:
Mary Church Terrell, American, 1863 - 1954  Search this
Owned by:
Mary Church Terrell, American, 1863 - 1954  Search this
Medium:
metal, plastic, wood, ink, backing
Dimensions:
H x W x D: 5 3/8 × 5 1/4 × 11/16 in. (13.7 × 13.3 × 1.7 cm)
Type:
perpetual calendars
Place collected:
Highland Beach, Anne Arundel County, Maryland, United States, North and Central America
Date:
1892-1934
Topic:
African American  Search this
Domestic life  Search this
Credit Line:
Collection of the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture, Gift of Ray and Jean Langston in memory of Mary Church and Robert Terrell
Object number:
A2017.13.1.12
Restrictions & Rights:
No Known Copyright Restrictions
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National Museum of African American History and Culture Collection
Collection title:
Mary Church Terrell Family Archive
Classification:
Tools and Equipment-Domestic
Data Source:
National Museum of African American History and Culture
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/fd5ef1b0cb2-d39f-438d-a6ab-0a9a6d6e2080
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmaahc_A2017.13.1.12

Candleholder in the form of a silhouette of a caricatured woman

Created by:
Unidentified  Search this
Medium:
metal
Dimensions:
8 7/8 x 7 3/8 x 3 5/8 in. (22.5 x 18.7 x 9.2 cm)
Type:
candleholders
Date:
1922
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:
2007.7.253
Restrictions & Rights:
No Known Copyright Restrictions
See more items in:
National Museum of African American History and Culture Collection
Collection title:
Collection of James M. Caselli and Jonathan Mark Scharer
Classification:
Tools and Equipment-Domestic
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/fd539a8ccf1-597b-47e0-9705-bcc21180e05c
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmaahc_2007.7.253
Online Media:

Cast iron and glass kerosene lamp

Owned by:
William Sugg, American, 1828 - 1889  Search this
Mary Elizabeth Sugg, American, 1839 - 1915  Search this
Vernon Sugg McDonald, American, 1906 - 1982  Search this
Medium:
cast iron and glass
Dimensions:
H x W x D (x Diameter): 10 5/8 × 5 1/4 × 5 1/4 in. (27 × 13.3 × 13.3 cm)
Diameter (Around Glas Globe): 14 5/8 in. (37.1 cm)
Type:
kerosene lamps
Cultural Place:
Sugg McDonald House, Sonora, Tuolumne County, California, United States, North and Central America
Date:
19th century
Topic:
African American  Search this
Domestic life  Search this
Credit Line:
Collection of the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture, Gift of Bob and Sherri Brennan in memory of Vernon Sugg McDonald
Object number:
2014.316.5
Restrictions & Rights:
N/A
See more items in:
National Museum of African American History and Culture Collection
Classification:
Tools and Equipment-Domestic
Data Source:
National Museum of African American History and Culture
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/fd5a98b2231-abcf-4f92-a2d8-2d7a7bf4d1f3
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmaahc_2014.316.5

Wash pot

Manufactured by:
Unidentified  Search this
Owned by:
Eliza Snyder Blake, American, 1913 - 1998  Search this
Medium:
metal
Dimensions:
H x W x D: 13 1/2 × 22 × 19 1/2 in. (34.3 × 55.9 × 49.5 cm)
Type:
pots
Place used:
McClellanville, Charleston County, South Carolina, United States, North and Central America
Date:
early 20th century
Topic:
African American  Search this
American South  Search this
Domestic life  Search this
Labor  Search this
Women  Search this
Credit Line:
Collection of the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture, Gift of Eliza S. Blake
Object number:
2015.244
Restrictions & Rights:
No Known Copyright Restrictions
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National Museum of African American History and Culture Collection
Classification:
Tools and Equipment-Domestic
Exhibition:
Cultural Expressions
On View:
NMAAHC (1400 Constitution Ave NW), National Mall Location, Culture/Fourth Floor, 4 050
Data Source:
National Museum of African American History and Culture
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/fd5e62b9866-0905-4c94-86e4-b4ad644d54e2
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmaahc_2015.244

Curtain rods from Muse Bar, the home bar of Isaiah Muse

Created by:
Unidentified  Search this
Used by:
Isaiah Muse, American, 1919 - 2012  Search this
Medium:
metal
Dimensions:
L x W (2011.101.5.3a: Curtain rod): 27 5/8 x 7/16 in. (70.2 x 1.1 cm)
L x W (2011.101.5.3b: Curtain rod): 27 3/16 × 3/8 in. (69.1 × 1 cm)
L x W (2011.101.5.3c: Curtain rod): 27 3/16 × 3/8 in. (69.1 × 1 cm)
Type:
cocktail lounges
curtains
Place used:
South Shore, Chicago, Cook County, Illinois, United States, North and Central America
Date:
1970s
Topic:
African American  Search this
Domestic life  Search this
Nightlife  Search this
Segregation  Search this
Social life and customs  Search this
Urban life  Search this
Credit Line:
Collection of the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture, Gift of Cassandra Fay Smith
Object number:
2011.101.5.3abc
Restrictions & Rights:
No Known Copyright Restrictions
See more items in:
National Museum of African American History and Culture Collection
Classification:
Tools and Equipment-Domestic
Data Source:
National Museum of African American History and Culture
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/fd54e1ff39d-41ba-4317-bc0b-861c1a7f6d22
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmaahc_2011.101.5.3abc

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