Mr. Peanut

Mr. Peanut

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Description
The Planters Peanut Company was established in 1906 and incorporated as the Planters Nut and Chocolate Company in 1908. In 1916, when the firm ran a contest for a suitable logo, the young Antonio Gentile submitted a drawing of an anthropomorphic peanut. After a commercial artist added a monocle and top hat, Mr. Peanut became a widely-known commercial logo. The Celanese Plastics Company donated this celluloid Mr. Peanut to the Smithsonian in 1973.
Location
Currently not on view
Object Name
Celluloid Novelty
Object Type
souvenirs
Measurements
overall: 58 mm x 19 mm x 9 mm; 2 5/16 in x 3/4 in x 3/8 in
overall: 2 3/16 in x 5/8 in x 1/4 in; 5.55625 cm x 1.5875 cm x.635 cm
ID Number
CH.334571
accession number
310799
catalog number
334571
Credit Line
Gift of Celanese Plastic Company
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Data Source
National Museum of American History
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