Mr. Peanut

Description:

The Planters Peanut Company was established in 1906 and incorporated as the Planters Nut and Chocolate Company in 1908. In 1916, when the firm ran a contest for a suitable logo, the young Antonio Gentile submitted a drawing of an anthropomorphic peanut. After a commercial artist added a monocle and top hat, Mr. Peanut became a widely-known commercial logo. The Celanese Plastics Company donated this celluloid Mr. Peanut to the Smithsonian in 1973.

Location: Currently not on view

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Credit Line: Gift of Celanese Plastic Company

Data Source: National Museum of American History

Id Number: CH.334571Accession Number: 310799Catalog Number: 334571

Object Name: Celluloid NoveltyObject Type: souvenirs

Measurements: overall: 58 mm x 19 mm x 9 mm; 2 5/16 in x 3/4 in x 3/8 inoverall: 2 3/16 in x 5/8 in x 1/4 in; 5.55625 cm x 1.5875 cm x .635 cm

Guid: http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ng49ca746a0-e679-704b-e053-15f76fa0b4fa

Record Id: nmah_2946

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