Postcard with movable parts

Description (Brief)
A postcard made of paper and decorated with movable celluloid parts on the front. The celluloid parts are a pot of flowers set on a stand with a hen, chicks, and eggs folding out from the stand. All celluloid parts are hand-painted. The back has a message and addressee, but was not stamped.
Location
Currently not on view
Object Name
postcard
post card
Physical Description
cellulose nitrate (overall material)
paper (overall material)
silk (decoration material)
Measurements
overall: 13.8 cm x 8.8 cm; 5 7/16 in x 3 7/16 in
place made
Germany
ID Number
2006.0098.0100
accession number
2006.0098
catalog number
2006.0098.0100
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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