Kangaroo Shaped Toy

Description
Molded celluloid balance toy, in the shape of a kangaroo. Cream-colored body with 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, 1993.0157.16, 1993.0157.15.
Location
Currently not on view
date made
1930-1950
place made
Germany
United States
place used
United States: District of Columbia, Washington
Physical Description
celluloid (overall material)
Measurements
overall: 3/4 in x 4 7/8 in x 1 1/8 in; 1.905 cm x 12.3825 cm x 2.8575 cm
ID Number
1993.0157.17
catalog number
1993.0157.17
accession number
1993.0157
Credit Line
Gift of Nancy M. and Robert R. Garvey, Jr.
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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