Placard, Dégustation de Tripes à Toute Heure

Description
Julia Child occasionally used French bistro signs as props on the early episodes of The French Chef television series, which first aired in 1963. This sign, in red and black lettering, advertises a “Tasting of Tripe at Any Time,” an offering Julia knew her American audience would find funny and strange. Julia’s introduction of unfamiliar cuisine through humor and a sense of adventure brought the message home to viewers in an accessible and memorable way.
Physical Description
plastic (overall material)
metal (overall material)
paint (overall material)
Measurements
overall: 29.5 cm x 20 cm; 11 5/8 in x 7 7/8 in
ID Number
2001.0253.0737
accession number
2001.0253
catalog number
2001.0253.0737
Credit Line
Gift of Julia Child
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Home and Community Life: Occupations
Food
FOOD: Transforming the American Table 1950-2000
Exhibition
Food: Transforming the American Table, 1950-2000
Exhibition Location
National Museum of American History
Data Source
National Museum of American History, Kenneth E. Behring Center

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