Plaster Replica of Nipper

This is a plaster replica of Nipper the dog that was made around 1930-1950. The image of Nipper in front of a phonograph listening to “His Master’s Voice” was used as a logo for a variety of record companies, most notably RCA Victor. Nipper became a popular mascot for RCA, and his likeness was used in variety of advertisements and merchandise. This Nipper replica was likely given to a shop owner as a reward for high sales of RCA products.
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black (overall color)
white (overall color)
paper mache (overall material)
overall: 10 in x 5 1/2 in x 10 1/8 in; 25.4 cm x 13.97 cm x 25.7175 cm
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Work and Industry: Retail and Marketing
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American Enterprise
American Enterprise
Exhibition Location
National Museum of American History
Data Source
National Museum of American History, Kenneth E. Behring Center

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