Shade pull ornament

Description (Brief)
This ornament was die-cut from a sheet of red celluloid, hand-painted, and glued to a brown celluloid ring. The ornament is in the shape of a sailing ship. It is unmarked and is still attached to its original packaging, a card marked "Shade Pull Ornament 5 cents."
Currently not on view
Object Name
shade pull ornament
Physical Description
cellulose nitrate (overall material)
paper (packaging material)
overall: 7.2 cm x 7.4 cm x .5 cm; 2 13/16 in x 2 15/16 in x 3/16 in
ID Number
catalog number
accession number
Domestic Furnishings
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Medicine and Science: Chemistry
Data Source
National Museum of American History, Kenneth E. Behring Center

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