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Attributed to:
D.B. Scully Syrup Company, American  Search this
Medium:
ink on paper with metal and plastic
Dimensions:
3 1/2 x 3 1/2 x 3/8 in. (8.9 x 8.9 x 1 cm)
Type:
buttons (information artifacts)
Date:
ca. 1954
Description:
A pin-back button advertising "Trixy" brand molasses. The button features a cartoon image of a “Picaninny” girl’s face. The girl has a large red bow with yellow circle decorations under her chin. She has nine small red ties in her hair. The background of the top two thirds of the button is yellow with darker yellow rays. The bottom third of the button has a blue background. Button reads, [TRIXY / LOUISIANA / OLD STYLE COOKING / MOLASSES / D. B. SCULLY SYRUP CO. / CHICAGO, ILL.].
Topic:
African American  Search this
Advertising  Search this
Caricature and cartoons  Search this
Cooking and dining  Search this
Foodways  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:
2007.7.178
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:
Memorabilia and Ephemera-Advertisements
Data Source:
National Museum of African American History and Culture
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/fd5429aaac1-d004-4807-97f4-7e426864e401
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmaahc_2007.7.178