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Avery Research Center Artifact Collection

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Fat Albert and the Cosby Kids lunchbox
Fat Albert and the Cosby Kids lunchbox Metal lunchbox and thermos depicting scenes from the television show "Fat Albert and the Cosby Kids" which aired from 1972 to 1985.
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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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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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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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Dyn-o-mite J.J. Fun Pal doll
Dyn-o-mite J.J. Fun Pal doll J.J. "Dy-no-mite Fun Pal" doll from the television show "Good Times" which aired on CBS from 1974 to 1979.
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Buttons of John Brown's raiders
Buttons of John Brown's raiders Three bone buttons acquired from the bodies of John Brown's raiders. The bodies were reinterred at the John Brown Farm in North Elba, New York in 1899. Mounted and framed with a caricature of John Brown.
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Walking cane of Dr. William Crum
Walking cane of Dr. William Crum Black cane with gold head containing the inscription "To WDC from WHJ & JMT 1910." The cane was presented to Dr. William Crum, physician, Collector of Customs in Charleston, South Carolina, and United States minister and consul general to Liberia, at a farewell banquet prior to his ambassadorial journey to Liberia. The initials signify the presenters of the cane: WHJ is William H. Johnson and JMT is J. M. Thompson, both Charleston physicians.
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Cast iron pot
Cast iron pot Six-gallon iron cook pot with two bail handles.
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Harlem Globetrotters bubblegum
Harlem Globetrotters bubblegum Bubblegum depicting images of the Harlem Globetrotters, circa 1970s.
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Mammy doll
Mammy doll Small "mammy doll" in blackface; "Made in U.S.A." on bottom of left foot.
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Anti-slavery token
Anti-slavery token Patriotic Civil War token with an anti-slavery message.
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Good Times bubblegum
Good Times bubblegum Bubblegum depicting themes from the television show "Good Times" which aired on CBS from 1974 to 1979.
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Minstrel puppet
Minstrel puppet A minstrel stick puppet. Minstrel shows were a type of entertainment popular from the 1840s to as late as the 1960s that featured performers in blackface. Figure has movable parts connected by pins.
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Clock topper
Clock topper A clock topper, ornamental figurine that is displayed atop a mantel or shelf clock. The female figure is seated beside a quiver of arrows and holds a box of jewels. Made by the Art Metal Works Company in New York, New York.
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Blacklight poster
Blacklight poster Felt blacklight posters entitled "Pantheress" and "Panther." "Pantheress" depicts an African American woman holding a rifle and handgun, wearing a necklace containing a closed fist. "Panther" depicts an African American man holding an orange rifle.
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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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"Free Huey" pin
"Free Huey" pin Yellow "Free Huey" pin depicting Huey P. Newton, co-founder of the Black Panther Party for Self Defense established in Oakland, California in 1966.
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Glass bowl
Glass bowl Iridescent depression glass console bowl made by the Federal Glass Comapany. The bowl is in the Madrid pattern with amber finish.
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Glass bowl
Glass bowl Iridescent depression glass console bowl made by the Federal Glass Comapany. The bowl is in the Madrid pattern with amber finish.
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Wrist shackles
Wrist shackles Set of iron wrist shackles; two U-shaped cuffs with large iron pin enclosures. Leather strap attached to one link. Closed cuff has a pin lock.