Foxy Grandpa

Description (Brief)
Bookmark die-cut from a sheet of celluloid in the shape of a sprightly older man in spats and a straw hat, labeled "Foxy Grandpa Book Mark 2nd Year of the Musical Comedy." Foxy Grandpa was a comic strip created by Charles Edward "Bunny" Schultze that first appeared in January 1900. It featured a lively grandfather who was constantly one-upping his two grandsons' attempts at pranks and practical jokes.
The strip was incredibly popular, eventually printed as anthologies, becoming a Broadway hit and finally a series of live-action silent movies.
Location
Currently not on view
Object Name
bookmark
date made
ca 1903
maker
Whitehead & Hoag Company
Physical Description
cellulose nitrate (overall material)
Measurements
overall: 6.4 cm x 4 cm; 2 1/2 in x 1 9/16 in
place made
United States: New Jersey, Newark
ID Number
2006.0098.0702
accession number
2006.0098
catalog number
2006.0098.0702
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Medicine and Science: Chemistry
Industry & Manufacturing
Celluloid
Data Source
National Museum of American History, Kenneth E. Behring Center

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