Celluloid Novelty

Celluloid Novelty

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Description (Brief)
A souvenir novelty from Canada, it consists of an oval base made of ivory-grained celluloid to which is attached an orange celluloid cup. The cup holds a small glass bottle of "Canadian Rye" The bottle is empty. Text on the base indicates this is "The Last Swallow from Canada." This may date from the Prohibtion era but it's not certain.
Currently not on view
Object Name
date made
ca 1925
place made
Associated Place
United States: New Jersey
Physical Description
cellulose nitrate (base material)
glass (bottle material)
overall: 5.2 cm x 2.8 cm x 5 cm; 2 1/16 in x 1 1/8 in x 1 15/16 in
overall: 2 1/8 in x 1 1/8 in x 2 1/16 in; 5.3975 cm x 2.8575 cm x 5.23875 cm
ID Number
catalog number
accession number
Beer & Spirits
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Data Source
National Museum of American History
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