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Jointed figure in the form of a caricature of a boy holding a candle

National Museum of African American History and Culture
A wooden, jointed figure in the form of a caricature of a boy holding a candle holder and candle. The boy is depicted hunched over, while holding a red candle holder with a lit, green candle. He is wearing a yellow pajamas decorated with red polka dots and black slippers. He has painted red hoop earrings in both ears. The figure is jointed at the shoulders. He is attached to flat rectangular metal base by a metal pole attached to the boy’s feet. The pole is welded to rectangular base.

War cartoons

Smithsonian Libraries
Reprint of cartoons that first appeared in the Dallas news.

Also available online.

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Sculpture in the form of a caricature of a seated hunter

National Museum of African American History and Culture
A carved antler sculpture in the form of a caricature of a hunter mounted on a wood base. The man is seated on a tree stump. He’s wearing a brimmed hat and has painted white eyes and wide red lips. A dead bird carved from bone hangs from a strip of black leather held in the figurine's proper left hand. On the left is a tree and plant life carved from antler. The pieces include a twelve (12) point antler, a four (4) pronged antler piece, and the base of an antler with the burr at the top. The top of the wooden base is covered in a mosaic of bone pieces.

Candle snuffer depicting a caricature of a man's head

National Museum of African American History and Culture
A brass candle snuffer depicting a caricature of a man's head. The man is wearing a brimmed hat. The interior of the snuffer is hollow in order to be placed over a lit candle. The handle is a thin piece of brass.

Sculpture in the form of a caricatured man standing on a watermelon slice

National Museum of African American History and Culture
A carved and painted wooden sculpture in the form of a caricatured man standing on a watermelon slice. The man has gray fibrous hair and a large red mouth. He is depicted wearing a suit and top hat styled like watermelons. The crown of the top hat is painted red with black seeds, white hat band and a green brim. He is wearing a white ruffled shirt, red necktie, and a green jacket with watermelon slices painted at each wrist with long tails. His shoes are black with white soles and his pants are painted red with black seeds. His arms are extended and he holds a light green watermelon with wavy green stripes in each hand. A metal stem protrudes from the top of each watermelon. A small whole watermelon is attached to the top right edge of the watermelon slice base. Attached on the top, left edge is a small watermelon with a slice cut out; the slice sits on top of the fruit. Both watermelons are light green with dark green wavy stripes and a metal stem at one end. Double-sided black and white feet are attached to the bottom of the slice.

Whirligig in the form of a caricature of a boy holding a watermelon slice

National Museum of African American History and Culture
A wooden whirligig in the form of a caricature of a boy holding a watermelon slice on a metal stand.

2007.7.300a

A painted wooden cutout of a seated boy in profile holding a watermelon slice cutout. The boy is wearing a yellow and black hat, white shirt, and red shorts. The hat has a black band and a black bow on one side. Four (4) round holes are located on the bottom of the figure. A metal pole extends upward from his hand connecting to the watermelon slice.

2007.7.300b

A painted wooden cutout of a watermelon slice. The slice is semicircular with a curve cut out along the top edge, representing a bite taken. The watermelon is painted with red flesh, black seeds, and a green rind. A round hole on the bottom edge fits into metal rod on boy's hands and rotates.

2007.7.300c

A black metal stand. The stand has a rectangular base with cylindrical pole in the center.

Bean bag toss board depicting a caricature of a clown

National Museum of African American History and Culture
A wooden board for bean bag toss game depicting a caricature of a clown. The front board is rectangular in shape and is raised and is held in place by triangular side boards. The front and sides are painted maroon. A clown's face has been painted on the playing surface in black, yellow, maroon and black. The clown is wearing a yellow ruffled collar with maroon and black polka dots. The clown's face features pointed eyebrows, a round nose with a black center, and large red lips surrounding a round aperture. The back is open, with a wooden plank across the bottom, connecting the two side boards.

Marionette in the form of a caricatured man

National Museum of African American History and Culture
A wooden, jointed marionette on a black metal stand in the form of a caricatured man. The marionette is wearing a red velvet jacket with long coattails and six (6) red velvet buttons, a white silk shirt underneath the jacket, and a velvet mustard-colored bowtie. The marionette's pants are mustard-colored and made of velvet. His eyes and mouth of marionette are moveable. The marionette's head, hands and shoes are painted black. The marionette's head is covered in black, tufted fabric. The marionette's mouth is painted bright red. Seven (7) fingernails are also painted red. The marionette is connected at the neck via a hook to a black metal stand. Black strings are attached to the head and limbs of the puppet and three metal hooks protrude from the top of the puppet's head. The bottom of the stand is covered in green felt. A piece of masking tape on bottom of black stand has blue handwritten text that reads, [Red Jacket / Brown Pants].

Caricature of Dick Van Dyke

Archives of American Art
1 caricature : graphite ; 24 x 12

War, 52 Carey cartoons

Smithsonian Libraries
Cover title.

Also available online.

AAPG Special Collections copy 39088009657412 purchased from R.W. Smith, bookseller.

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Postcard depicting a caricatured boy eating a slice of watermelon

National Museum of African American History and Culture
A postcard depicting a caricatured boy eating a slice of watermelon. The front of postcard features a color illustration of a boy eating a slice of watermelon. The boy is smiling widely and holding a partially eaten watermelon slice in both hands. He wears a blue shirt with black suspenders. Illustrated stalks of corn are to the side and in front of him. A black printed signature under the illustration reads [R. F. Outcault]. Black printed text at the top right reads [I'M VERY BUSY JUST NOW]. Blue printed text in the bottom right corner [COPYRIGHT 1905 BY J. OTTMANN LITH. CO. N.H.]. The postcard is inscribed in black ink on the top, left corner of the recto with the text [June 14, 1909]. The right side of the recto is inscribed in black ink with the text [getting ready to / go to the seashore / Harwich port on / the Cape. We go the / middle or last of the / week for the summer. / I like the Dr. & Mrs. / Bragg very much and / Foxboro is fine too. / I'm awfully sorry we / lose you from Royalston. / We shall miss you & / Margaret. Wasn't it / sad about Gladys Jackson? / How does Wesley take it?]. The inscription continues on the verso [Hope you are all / well and happy. / How is old Jim & / sport? If you will / answer this I / will try to give / you more details / next time. My address / is Olive H. Holden, / Foxboro, Mass. / of Dr. F. A. Bragg / Ask Marge to please / write]. Printed on the top, center of the recto is the text [POST CARD] and [THIS SIDE FOR ADDRESS] printed on the bottom left edge. The postcard has been addressed to [Mrs. Fred W. Holmann / Chesterfield, / N.H.]. Inside the stamp box is a green one cent U.S. postage stamp and postmarked [FOXBORO / 1909 / MASS]. Along the top edge of the recto is an inscription in pencil [signed Outcault 10- as is].

Walking toy in the form of a caricatured porter

National Museum of African American History and Culture
A painted, wooden walking toy in the form of a caricatured porter. The porter has a cartoonish face with large, round eyes and a wide white mouth. He is painted wearing bellhop uniform: a gold jacket with four (4) black buttons and the word [SAMBO] under his proper left breast pocket. A hat is painted on top of his head, gold with a red front. His torso is hinged at the waist to his cylindrical, red legs. The porter has large platform feet with curved bottoms that allows the toy to walk. The shoes are painted black, the backs gold. There are circular grooves cut into the porter's lower back.

Walking toy in the form of a caricatured porter

National Museum of African American History and Culture
A painted, wooden walking toy in the form of a caricatured porter. The figure has a black cartoonish face with white eyes, a large, red mouth and white teeth. The top of his head is also black, with two orange stripes on the proper left. He is painted wearing a red jacket, white shirt and a black tie. His legs are cylindrical and painted orange. The figure's proper right foot is missing. The proper left foot has a flat top and curved bottom with the front of the foot painted orange, and the back painted black. The back of his head is painted orange at the top with a red body and orange legs. There is a broken orange wooden post coming out of the porter's lower back.

Jig doll in the form of a caricatured porter

National Museum of African American History and Culture
A wooden jig doll in the form of a caricatured porter. The doll's face is painted black, with white eyes and a wide, white mouth. The doll's arms are jointed at the shoulder and his legs are jointed at the hip and knees. His legs and feet are unpainted wood. A dowel has been inserted into a round hole in the bottom of the torso, attaching the legs. The dolls face, hands, and lower legs are painted black. His hat, torso, arms, upper legs, and feet are painted white. He has unevenly shaped eyes. The doll's torso is painted as if he is wearing a white double-breasted jacket and white bowtie. The jacket has six (6) black buttons painted on, in two (2) rows of three (3). There is a round black button painted on each wrist and two (2) black buttons painted on the outside of each upper leg. There is a round hole in the center of the doll's back.

Noisemaker depicting a caricatured man

National Museum of African American History and Culture
A tin noisemaker depicting a caricatured man. Man is depicted from above the shoulders and is wearing a yellow and black striped jacket, a blue bowtie, and a red boater hat. Man has his mouth open displaying his two teeth. He is depicted against a yellow background. The reverse side of noisemaker is painted green and has a strip piece cut out. The noisemaker has red wooden handle. Above the image of the man is a green logo that reads, [U.S. / METAL TOY / MFG. CO. / MADE IN U. S. A.].

Lithograph depicting a pig knocking over a “zip coon”

National Museum of African American History and Culture
Color lithograph depicting a pig knocking over a “zip coon.” A cartoon farm scene in which a “coon” farmer and dog chases a pig down a dirt road. In the foreground, a pig has knocked a “zip coon” man off his feet. The man has grey hair and a wide red mouth. He is wearing a dark blue jacket, white shirt, yellow bow tie, red and white striped pants, blue socks, and brown shoes. A white glove covers his proper left hand. His other glove, glasses, top hat, and a red book are in the air, and a red umbrella lies on the ground under the pig. An orange dog is behind the pig on the road. Behind the dog is a “coon” farmer wearing a white shirt, red suspenders, and blue pants. He holds a blue and orange hat in his proper left hand and a stick in his proper right.

One hundred cartoons, by Cesare

Smithsonian Libraries
Also available online.

NPG Special collections copy 39088008224537has book jacket.

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Jig doll in the form of a clown

National Museum of African American History and Culture
A painted, wooden jig doll in the form of a clown. The head of doll is covered in black cotten hair. The doll has long, flat ears, large, pink eye brows, a large red smile, a round red nose, and wide, round eyes. The doll is depicted wearing a white bowtie, a red shirt with a blue vest. The shirt has four buttons, constructed from nails and washers, running down the center. The arms of doll are jointed and have been painted yellow. The doll’s waist is blue with red polka dots. The doll’s legs are jointed at the waist. It has red painted legs and black painted shoes. Attached at the back of the doll's head and torso is a metal hanging strip.

Bust in the form of a caricatured man wearing a watermelon bow tie

National Museum of African American History and Culture
A carved and painted wooden bust in the form of a caricatured man. The man is depicted from the neck up wearing a green bow tie with a yellow center knot and raised watermelon reliefs on each tie loop. His face, neck, and hair are painted black. His hair is textured, with numerous small cuts. His eyes are painted white with black centers. He has a large nose, large ears and wide red lips. He is wearing a green bow tie with a yellow knot. The bust is mounted on a brown, square wooden base.

Figurine in the form of a caricatured African woman and child

National Museum of African American History and Culture
A figurine in the form of a caricatured African woman and child. Both of the figures are wearing red and white scalloped, striped skirts. The woman is holding a gold spear in her proper right hand and is wearing gold hoop earrings. Woman and child are standing on a purple and teal base. Child is connected to female using two small metal rod attached to the woman's leg and the child's back and head.

Mechanical toy in the form of a caricatured boy in a mule led racing cart

National Museum of African American History and Culture
A cast iron, mechanical toy in the form of a caricatured boy in a mule led racing cart. The boy’s face and hands are painted black. He has wide eyes and wide, opened mouth with white teeth displayed. He is wearing blue pants with white knee patches, black shoes, a yellow jacket, and a light blue bowtie. The boy is also wearing a red, white, and blue baseball cap. The boy is holding a whip in his proper right hand and is holding his proper left hand up with his elbow bent. The cart has two (2) red wheels and a yellow and red carriage. The mule is brown and has a red and black harness. There is a red loop at mule's mouth and a wheel between mule's two front legs. When the toy is pulled, the boy’s arms move.

Coin bank in the form a caricatured man

National Museum of African American History and Culture
Bank in the form of a caricatured man standing with his hands on his hips. The figure is wearing a hat, collared shirt, suspenders, and pants. Raised lettering on the front of his pants reads [GIVE ME / A / PENNY]. He is made of black cast iron, with red tinted lips, suspenders, and lettering. Toes are defined on the proper right foot, but not on the proper left. A rectangular slot for inserting coins is located in the figure's upper back.

Shoe shine machine depicting a caricatured shoe shine boy

National Museum of African American History and Culture
A yellow and gray, metal shoe shine machine with a frame at the top of the front panel holding a cartoon image of a caricatured boy. The frame has embossed text at the top that reads [BRUSH- UP] and at the bottom the read [SHINE]. The cartoon image depicts a caricature of a shoe shine boy with a bald head, a wide white mouth, white nose, white eyes and ears. He is wearing a plaid jacket, black pants and white shoes. Next to the boy is a speech bubble that reads [BRUSH / UP / SHINE] with the text [5¢] below. Next to the frame is a red coin slow with the text [BRUSH / UP / 5¢] written in white above the slot. At the base of the front panel is an opening to insert a foot. There is a small hood above the opening with a sign affixed to it that reads [KEEP SHOE MOVING / LIGHTLY ON BRUSH]. At the top of the machine is a metal and plastic sign case with embossed text that reads [BRUSH-UP / SHINE]. A plate on the top of machine reads [INSTRUCTIONS / BLACK & BROWN SHOES ONLY / RUNNING TIME ½ MINUTE / KEEP SHOE MOVING / TO BRUSH HEEL AND SIDES / PAT. PENDING / SIROS MFG. CO. HOUSTON, TEXAS].

Drum hand-painted depicting caricatures of nine male faces

National Museum of African American History and Culture
A hand painted drum depicting caricatures of nine male faces on the drumhead. The sides of drum are painted with red and white triangles. The rim of drum has eight metal tension rods. The center of drum head has a large face with large yellow eyes and a wide smiling mouth. The large face is depicted wearing a red bowtie with black polka dots. Surrounding the large face at the drumhead's center are eight musical notes decorated with eight (8) small faces that form the note heads. There are seven (7) eighth notes and one (1) sixteenth note. The bottom of drumhead is hollow. At the top edge of the drum is a metal handle for hanging/carrying.
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