Postcard with movable parts

Description (Brief)
A postcard made of paper and decorated with movable celluloid parts on the front. The decorative elements include a vase, with doves perched on its base. Inside the vase are pansies. It appears at first that there is one flower in the vase, but the pansies unfold to reveal two flowers behind the one in front. The flowers and other parts are hand-painted.
Location
Currently not on view
Object Name
post card
Physical Description
cellulose nitrate (overall material)
felt (decoration material)
Measurements
overall: 14 cm x 8 cm; 5 1/2 in x 3 1/8 in
place made
Germany
ID Number
2006.0098.0095
accession number
2006.0098
catalog number
2006.0098.0095
subject
Celluloid
Communications
Mail
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Medicine and Science: Chemistry
Celluloid
Data Source
National Museum of American History, Kenneth E. Behring Center

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