Celluloid Novelty

Celluloid Novelty

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Description (Brief)
Flat, rectangular card advertising the Nicholson File Company of Providence, R.I. It has a red front with green border and an image of a nail file with a product box. The reverse is white with red and black print, and has a calendar for 1937. This was likely an ad for a French-speaking country, as the front reads, "La Lime Qui Dure" and "Une Lime Appropriée Pour Tout Travail" meaning "The File that Lasts" and "A File Suited for All Work."
One side of this celluloid card has a calendar for 1937 and an advertisement for the Nicholson File Company in Providence, R.I. The other side has an image of a Nicholson file, “La Lime Qui Dure.”
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Object Name
Celluloid Novelty
date made
Nicholson File Company
place made
United States: Rhode Island, Providence
Physical Description
cellulose nitrate (overall material)
overall: 8.7 cm x 5.5 cm; 3 7/16 in x 2 3/16 in
overall: 1/16 in x 2 3/16 in x 3 7/16 in;.15875 cm x 5.55625 cm x 8.73125 cm
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National Museum of American History
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