Kangaroo Shaped Toy

Description
Molded celluloid balance toy, in the shape of a kangaroo. Cream-colored body with reddish brown head, back, and tail, pointed ears. Black nose, white and black eyes. Feet are shaped into a small hook, which would enable the toy to balance on the side of a bowl or glass, front paws are also shaped like hooks. Possibly used for a christmas ornament as well. See similar ornaments: 1993.0157.20, 1993.0157.19, 1993.0157.18, 1993.0157.17, 1993.0157.15.
Location
Currently not on view
Object Name
ornament, christmas
date made
1930-1950
Physical Description
celluloid (overall material)
Measurements
overall: 7/8 in x 4 5/8 in x 1 3/8 in; 2.2225 cm x 11.7475 cm x 3.4925 cm
place made
Germany
United States
place used
United States: District of Columbia, Washington
ID Number
1993.0157.16
catalog number
1993.0157.16
accession number
1993.0157
subject
Christmas
Animals
See more items in
Home and Community Life: Domestic Life
Domestic Furnishings
Data Source
National Museum of American History, Kenneth E. Behring Center

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