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Avery Research Center Artifact Collection

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Flip Wilson and Geraldine doll
Flip Wilson and Geraldine doll Talking doll depicting Flip Wilson on one side and Geraldine on the other. "The Flip Wilson Show" aired on NBC from 1970 to 1974.
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Talking J.J. doll
Talking J.J. doll Talking J.J. doll from the television show "Good Times" which aired on CBS from 1974 to 1979. The doll speaks nine different phrases when its string is pulled.
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Currency
Currency Five dollar bill issued by the Farmers & Exchange Bank of Charleston and dated September 28, 1853. Bill depicts an African American tending to a wagon pulled by oxen. Engraved by Toppan, Carpenter, Kasilear & Company, Philadelphia and New York.
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Confederate greenback
Confederate greenback Five dollar Confederate greenback issued on February 17, 1864 and redeemable two years after the ratification of a treaty of peace between the Confederate States of America and the United States of America. Printed by Evans & Cogswell in Charleston, South Carolina and engraved by Keatinge & Ball of Columbia, South Carolina.
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Confederate greenback
Confederate greenback Ten dollar Confederate greenback issued on February 17, 1864 and redeemable two years after the ratification of a treaty of peace between the Confederate States of America and the United States of America. Printed by Evans & Cogswell in Charleston, South Carolina and engraved by Keatinge & Ball of Columbia, South Carolina.
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Julia lunchbox
Julia lunchbox Metal lunchbox and thermos depicting scenes from the television show "Julia" which aired on NBC from 1968 to 1971.
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Slave auctioneer's token
Slave auctioneer's token Slave auctioneer's token, 1846. These tokens were distributed as one-cent pieces and served as advertisements for the businesses and services depicted on the coins.
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Welcome Back, Kotter lunchbox
Welcome Back, Kotter lunchbox Metal lunchbox and thermos depicting scenes from the television show "Welcome Back, Kotter" which aired on ABC from 1975 to 1979.
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Harry Belafonte records
Harry Belafonte records Two 7-inch 45 rpm extended play Harry Belafonte records, entitled "Calypso."
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Pastels
Pastels Three untitled pastel prints by South African artist "Sipho." One print depicts women doing domestic work and the other two depict a woman holding a child.
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Harlem Globetrotters lunchbox
Harlem Globetrotters lunchbox Metal lunchbox depicting scenes from the television show "The Harlem Globetrotters" which aired on CBS from 1971 to 1972.
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Anti-slavery token
Anti-slavery token Patriotic Civil War token with an anti-slavery message.
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Blacklight poster
Blacklight poster Detail of a blacklight poster entitled "War Queen." Full poster depicts a woman with a spear, knife, jewelry, and large earrings.
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Slave badge
Slave badge Pewter slave badge produced for a servant in Charleston, S.C. It was common to counterfeit badges to avoid paying taxes, and this particular one was not issued by the city, but created in the stamped year. The face is stamped "Charleston 1862 Servant #4." Back side contains no markings.
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Slave badge
Slave badge Copper slave badge, square in shape. Face is stamped "Charleston No. 136 Mechanic 1833."
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Slave badge
Slave badge Copper slave badge, square in shape. Face is stamped "Charleston 1840 Servant 1869." 1840 is the year produced and 1869 signifies that it was the 1,869th "servant" badge sold that year.
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Slave badge
Slave badge Copper slave badge, square in shape. Face is stamped "Charleston 1847 Servant 1004."
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Slave badge
Slave badge Copper slave badge, square in shape, reading "Charleston 1845 Servant 1165."
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Slave badge
Slave badge Copper slave badge, square in shape, reading "Charleston 1851 Mechanic 74."
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Slave badge
Slave badge Copper slave badge imprinted "Charleston No. 261 Fruiterer 1812." The badge is a contemporary counterfeit -- "Fruiterer" is not a known occupation to be printed upon slave badges.