Infant's comb and brush set

Description (Brief)
Pink cardboard box containing an infant's celluloid comb and brush set. Both comb and brush are imitation-ivory, with hand-painted pink and red floral designs and pink ribbons tied to the handles. Such sets were popular gifts for newborns.
Currently not on view
Object Name
comb and brush set
toilet set
infant's comb and brush set
Physical Description
cellulose nitrate (overall material)
cardboard (box material)
cloth (ribbon material)
hair (brush material)
overall: 1 1/2 in x 3 in x 5 in; 3.81 cm x 7.62 cm x 12.7 cm
overall; in box: 1 3/8 in x 4 15/16 in x 3 in; 3.4925 cm x 12.54125 cm x 7.62 cm
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Data Source
National Museum of American History, Kenneth E. Behring Center


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