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Manufactured by:
Hawley & Hazel Group, Chinese, founded 1933  Search this
metal , plastic and inorganic material
H x W x D: 5 × 1 9/16 × 1 in. (12.7 × 3.9 × 2.5 cm)
Place made:
A tube (2007.7.172.2a) of "Darkie" brand toothpaste, made of metal with a black plastic cap (2007.7.172.2b). The metal tube is primarily white, with a black band around the top. White text around the band reads [DARKIE] and [DARKIE] on the front and the back of the tube. The front of the tube features a black and white illustration of a caricature of a wide-eyed, smiling man wearing a top hat, white shirt, black jacket and a bow tie. Black text above the image reads [TOOTH PASTE]. Below the illustration is a black and white circular logo with three circles, split into one (1) large and two (2) small black and white semicircles, and text above and below the middle semicircle that reads [HAWLEY & HAZEL / BLACK & WHITE]. The black text under the logo reads: [HAWLEY & HAZEL]. Black text printed on the back reads [TOOTH PASTE].
African American  Search this
Caricature and cartoons  Search this
Health  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:
Restrictions & Rights:
Unknown - Restrictions Possible
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On View:
NMAAHC (1400 Constitution Ave NW), National Mall Location, Concourse 2, C 2053
Data Source:
National Museum of African American History and Culture