Flower cart postcard

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Description (Brief)
A postcard made of paper and decorated with movable celluloid parts on the front. The celluloid parts are a wagon filled with flowers, pulled by two birds holding the traces in their beaks. The decorative parts have been hand-painted. The birds fold back behind the wagon in order to mail the card. A message and an address are on the back. The card is also stamped and the stamp has been cancelled.
Location
Currently not on view
place made
Germany
Physical Description
cellulose nitrate (overall material)
paper (overall material)
felt (decoration material)
Measurements
overall: 9 cm x 14 cm; 3 9/16 in x 5 1/2 in
overall: 3 1/2 in x 5 1/2 in x 3/8 in; 8.89 cm x 13.97 cm x .9525 cm
ID Number
2006.0098.0096
accession number
2006.0098
catalog number
2006.0098.0096
subject
Mail
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Medicine and Science: Chemistry
Celluloid
Communications
Data Source
National Museum of American History, Kenneth E. Behring Center

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