Handmade Christmas Ornament

Handmade holiday or Christmas ornament/candy container. Cardboard, in shape of sphere, opens to become two identically-sized halves. Exterior has paper scene papier-machéd on front and back, perhaps cut from book or magazine, of a Santa figure carrying a bag of presents walking in front of a house, an angel and a squirrel stand next to him. The same image is on both sides. Silver glitter surrounds the seam; interior is lined in matte paper, white ground with printed floral pattern. Paper lace lines the interior opening of one side. Gold thread in a loop serves as hook. No mark.
Currently not on view
Object Name
ornament, christmas tree
Object Type
date made
Physical Description
cardboard (overall material)
paper (overall material)
glitter (overall material)
multi (overall color)
overall: 2 1/2 in; 6.35 cm
place made
place used
United States: District of Columbia, Washington
ID Number
catalog number
accession number
Santa Claus
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Home and Community Life: Domestic Life
Data Source
National Museum of American History, Kenneth E. Behring Center
Credit Line
Gift of Mr. and Mrs. Harvey L. Jones
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