PAINTED WOODEN TOP CLOTHES BRUSH Circa Late 1930s to 1940s
The PAINTED WOODEN TOP CLOTHES BRUSH is in like-new condition with no chips to the paint and measures 4 ½” tall. The head and upper body are made of wood balls and are hand painted. The brush is her skirt.
She wears a red dress with white collar and white buttons. Hand painted red polka dots decorate the brush bristles. The piece is unmarked and is circa 1930s to 1940s.
A nice piece of Black Americana.
About Black Americana: Black Americana, sometimes called Black Memorabilia refers to collectible objects and ephemera that has an African American theme. Although the theme and design of these items will often contain racist imagery can be very offensive, this is not always the case. Some black memorabilia have positive themes and reflect important events and people, such as the civil rights movement, musicians, scholars and/or members of the black community who have made a difference in our world.
In either case, it is important to remember that these items represent a very important historical record--a snapshot in time that should provide us an understanding of how black Americans were unfairly seen and treated for so many decades. While some believe that the preservation of Black Americana will only prolong racist prejudices, others collect so that history of Black America will not be forgotten by future generations. The founder of the Jim Crow Museum at Ferris State University in Michigan said about these items: “Use items of intolerance to teach tolerance.”
For more information and to better understand Black Americana, visit the Jim Crow Museum at Ferris State University.
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