Celluloid Souvenir

Celluloid Souvenir

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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.”
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United States: New Jersey
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
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Gift of Celanese Plastics Company
Centennial Exposition
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National Museum of American History
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