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Created by:
Unidentified  Search this
Medium:
paint on wood with metal
Dimensions:
14 9/16 x 15 3/4 x 12 in. (37 x 40 x 30.5 cm)
Type:
gameboards
Date:
1930-1950
Description:
A wooden board for bean bag toss game depicting a caricature of a clown. The front board is rectangular in shape and is raised and is held in place by triangular side boards. The front and sides are painted maroon. A clown's face has been painted on the playing surface in black, yellow, maroon and black. The clown is wearing a yellow ruffled collar with maroon and black polka dots. The clown's face features pointed eyebrows, a round nose with a black center, and large red lips surrounding a round aperture. The back is open, with a wooden plank across the bottom, connecting the two side boards.
Topic:
African American  Search this
Amusements  Search this
Caricature and cartoons  Search this
Play  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:
2007.7.264
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:
Toys and Games
Data Source:
National Museum of African American History and Culture
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmaahc_2007.7.264