Wedding Cake Figure

Description
This wedding cake figure reflects the changing styles of cake toppers through the 20th century. In the early 1900s, figures were made in limited styles and most figures were depicted in formal wedding attire. Grooms wore tuxedos with tails, and brides had long veils. After 1950, cake figures were shown in a greater variety of wedding attire, and began to reflect the physical features of the bride and groom. The couple on this cake figure have light-brown hair, probably similar to the real couple.
date made
1950s-1980s
Physical Description
ceramic (overall material)
paint (overall material)
Measurements
average spatial: 11.2 cm x 5.5 cm; 4 7/16 in x 2 3/16 in
ID Number
1992.0090.03
catalog number
1992.0090.03
accession number
1992.0090
catalog number
1992.90.3
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Home and Community Life: Domestic Life
Artifact Walls exhibit
Food
Family & Social Life
Exhibition
Exhibit:
Exhibition Location
National Museum of American History
Data Source
National Museum of American History, Kenneth E. Behring Center

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