Pig Shaped Christmas Ornament

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Description
Holiday or Christmas ornament in the shape of a pig. Pressed cardboard, two halves put together to form each side of body, with hollow center. Floppy ears are two separate pieces adhered to head, tail is also a separate curled piece of cardboard attached to rear. The pig has a cardboard four-leafed clover in its mouth, and wears two cloth bags labelled "Dollar 5,000" and tied together with a red cord, draped on its back. The bags are stuffed with something solid. A small thin white string is looped in the pig's back for a hanger. The whole pig is in a red mesh bag tied shut with a cord. No mark.
Location
Currently not on view
date made
1890-1920
place made
Germany
place used
United States: District of Columbia, Washington
Physical Description
cotton (overall material)
cardboard (overall material)
Measurements
overall, figurine in bag: 1 1/2 in x 5 in x 4 1/4 in; 3.81 cm x 12.7 cm x 10.795 cm
ID Number
1993.0157.22
catalog number
1993.0157.22
accession number
1993.0157
Credit Line
Gift of Nancy M. and Robert R. Garvey, Jr.
subject
Christmas
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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