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Tinsel Christmas Garland

Tinsel Christmas Garland

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Description
Holiday or Christmas ornament, tinsel/garland, silver and red, with molded glass ball attached to one end. Ball is small, mirrored silver, with an opening at top and bottom to allow wire to pass through body, attached to tinsel with thin metal wire. Thin wire at opposite end for hanging. No mark.
Location
Currently not on view
Object Name
tinsel
Object Type
ornaments
date made
1890-1920
place made
Germany
United States
Physical Description
gold (overall color)
red (overall color)
silver (overall color)
glass (overall material)
metal (overall material)
Measurements
overall: 3/4 in x 6 3/4 in x 1 3/8 in; 1.905 cm x 17.145 cm x 3.4925 cm
ID Number
DL.314637.2489
catalog number
314637.02489
accession number
314637
Credit Line
Bequest of Edith R. Meggers
subject
Christmas
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Cultural and Community Life: Domestic Life
Data Source
National Museum of American History
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