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Unidentified  Search this
Medium:
paint on wood , metal
Dimensions:
H x W x D (2007.7.300abc): 15 × 13 1/4 × 4 3/4 in. (38.1 × 33.7 × 12.1 cm)
H x W x D (2007.7.300a): 13 1/4 × 10 3/4 × 13/16 in. (33.7 × 27.3 × 2.1 cm)
H x W x D (2007.7.300b): 2 5/8 × 4 3/4 × 13/16 in. (6.7 × 12.1 × 2.1 cm)
H x W x D (2007.7.300c): 15 1/4 × 12 × 4 in. (38.7 × 30.5 × 10.2 cm)
Type:
whirligigs
Date:
mid 20th century
Description:
A wooden whirligig in the form of a caricature of a boy holding a watermelon slice on a metal stand.
2007.7.300a
A painted wooden cutout of a seated boy in profile holding a watermelon slice cutout. The boy is wearing a yellow and black hat, white shirt, and red shorts. The hat has a black band and a black bow on one side. Four (4) round holes are located on the bottom of the figure. A metal pole extends upward from his hand connecting to the watermelon slice.
2007.7.300b
A painted wooden cutout of a watermelon slice. The slice is semicircular with a curve cut out along the top edge, representing a bite taken. The watermelon is painted with red flesh, black seeds, and a green rind. A round hole on the bottom edge fits into metal rod on boy's hands and rotates.
2007.7.300c
A black metal stand. The stand has a rectangular base with cylindrical pole in the center.
Topic:
African American  Search this
Amusements  Search this
Caricature and cartoons  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:
2007.7.300abc
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
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
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmaahc_2007.7.300abc