Postcard with movable parts

Postcard with movable parts

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Description (Brief)
A postcard made of paper and decorated with movable celluloid parts on the front. The celluloid parts are a pot of flowers set on a stand with a hen, chicks, and eggs folding out from the stand. All celluloid parts are hand-painted. The back has a message and addressee, but was not stamped.
Location
Currently not on view
Object Name
postcard
post card
place made
Germany
Physical Description
cellulose nitrate (overall material)
paper (overall material)
silk (decoration material)
Measurements
overall: 13.8 cm x 8.8 cm; 5 7/16 in x 3 7/16 in
overall: 5 1/2 in x 3 1/2 in x 1/2 in; 13.97 cm x 8.89 cm x 1.27 cm
ID Number
2006.0098.0100
accession number
2006.0098
catalog number
2006.0098.0100
subject
Mail
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Data Source
National Museum of American History
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