Handmade Christmas Ornament

Handmade Christmas Ornament

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Handmade holiday or Christmas ornament/candy container. Cardboard, in shape of sphere, opens to become two identically-sized halves. Exterior has paper scene papier-machéd on front and back, perhaps cut from book or magazine, of a Santa figure carrying a bag of presents walking in front of a house, an angel and a squirrel stand next to him. The same image is on both sides. Silver glitter surrounds the seam; interior is lined in matte paper, white ground with printed floral pattern. Paper lace lines the interior opening of one side. Gold thread in a loop serves as hook. No mark.
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Object Name
ornament, christmas tree
Object Type
Other Terms
Ornament; Decorations
date made
place made
place used
United States: District of Columbia, Washington
Physical Description
cardboard (overall material)
paper (overall material)
glitter (overall material)
multi (overall color)
overall: 2 1/2 in; 6.35 cm
ID Number
catalog number
accession number
Credit Line
Gift of Mr. and Mrs. Harvey L. Jones
Santa Claus
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Cultural and Community Life: Domestic Life
Data Source
National Museum of American History
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