Toy car

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Titles Toy car
Description Metal windup toy car model of the Fresh Air Taxicab from the radio show Amos 'n Andy, made by Louis Marx and Co. of New York. It features two caricatured men riding in the car, the driver is wearing an orange vest, while the passenger wears a blue jacket and smokes a cigar.
Quantity 1 item
Format Content Category: artifacts
Measurements 5 1/2 inches height
3 1/2 inches width
8 inches depth
Nomenclature windup toy
Materials metal
Creation Made by: Louis Marx & Co.
Made in: New York, New York, United States
Subjects Amos 'n' Andy (Radio program)
African Americans
Stereotypes (social psychology)
Caricatures and cartoons
Minstrel shows
Blackface entertainers
Toys & Dolls. Vehicles
Dates Creation: Approximately 1930 - 1939
Notes Blackface is a term used to describe the theatrical makeup worn predominantly by non-black performers of minstrel music. Minstrels in blackface performed a type of caricatured “blackness” based on racial stereotypes. Extremely popular and culturally pervasive in the 1800s, blackface has come to represent the history of discrimination against black people in America and is widely considered racist and offensive in the modern United States. The Minnesota Historical Society houses several objects relating to blackface entertainers including dolls crafted to resemble performers in blackface as well as tools and costumes used by a blackface performer from Minnesota.

Holding Type 3D Objects
Identifiers 62.54.1 (Accession Number)

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