Celluloid Souvenir

Celluloid Souvenir

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Description
At the Centennial Exhibition held in Philadelphia in 1876, the Celluloid Manufacturing Co., of Newark, N.J., received an award for toilet brushes and jewelry made of celluloid. This celluloid souvenir probably dates from that period. The inscriptions read “1776-1876” and “Exposition of All Nations / Celluloid Medal Memorial Hall.”
Location
Currently not on view
Object Name
Medal
Date made
1876
Associated Place
United States: New Jersey
Measurements
case: 2.5 cm x 6.3 cm x 6.3 cm; in x 2 1/2 in x 2 1/2 in
overall: 3 mm x 35 mm; 1/8 in x 1 3/8 in
overall; medal: 1/8 in x 2 3/4 in x 1 7/8 in;.3175 cm x 6.985 cm x 4.7625 cm
overall; box: 1 1/2 in x 2 7/16 in x 2 7/16 in; 3.81 cm x 6.19125 cm x 6.19125 cm
ID Number
CH.334325
accession number
310799
catalog number
334325
Credit Line
Gift of Celanese Plastics Company
Centennial Exposition
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Data Source
National Museum of American History
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