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Manufactured by:
Hawley & Hazel Group, Chinese, founded 1933  Search this
Medium:
metal , plastic and inorganic material
Dimensions:
H x W x D (2007.7.463.1): 5 × 1 1/2 × 1 in. (12.7 × 3.8 × 2.5 cm)
H x W x D (2007.7.463.2ab): 4 3/8 × 1 3/8 × 7/8 in. (11.1 × 3.5 × 2.2 cm)
Type:
toothpaste
Place made:
Thailand, Asia
Date:
1933-1985
Description:
A tube (2007.7.463.2a) of "Darkie" brand toothpaste, made of metal with a black plastic cap (2007.7.463.2b). The tube is primarily white, with a black band around the top. White text around the band reads [DARKIE DARKIE]. 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]. A black and white circular logo with three circles split into black and white semicircles and text above and below the middle circle that reads [HAWLEY & HAZEL / BLACK & WHITE]. The black text under the logo reads: [HAWLEY & HAZEL]. Black text on the back reads [TOOTH PASTE].
Topic:
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:
2007.7.463.2ab
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-Personal use
Data Source:
National Museum of African American History and Culture
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/fd54ce236ae-cfed-4452-b757-ea1c00cc332d
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmaahc_2007.7.463.2ab