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Black memorabilia is without a doubt a field that encompasses the most widely exploited group in our history. Within the field there are many levels of interest: arts and achievements such as folk music and literature, caricatures in advertising, souvenirs, toys, fine art and legitimate research into the days of their enslavement and enduring struggle for equality. The list is endless. Many items have a derogatory connotation. Thankfully these are from a bygone era and represent the mores of a culture that existed nearly a century ago. Collectors today have a genuine interest in the many varied items not to be demeaning but rather as historic value - less we forget the past!

These days we take cellophane tape for granted. Before it was invented, string was used to tie up packages. String Holders became a staple item in the home kitchen. To add to a whimsical touch, in the late 1920s and 1930s, many string holders were presented as human shapes, faces, animals and fruits. Most of these novelty string holders were made of chalkware (plaster of Paris), ceramics or wood fiber. If you were lucky, you might have won a plaster of Paris ‘Super Hero’ or comic character string holder at your local carnival. These prizes were known as ‘carnival chalkware’. The Indian string holder was a popular giveaway; so was Betty Boop, Howdy Doody and Mickey Mouse.

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Click here to enlarge image and see more about item SH733: Coon Chicken Inn String Holder
SH733

Coon Chicken Inn String...
$ 476.00

Black Americana String Holders


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Click here to enlarge image and see more about item SH657: Mammy String Holder with Scissor Holder
SH657

Mammy String Holder with...
$ 196.00

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Click here to enlarge image and see more about item SH062: Vintage Black Americana String Holder
SH062

Vintage Black Americana...
$ 276.00

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Click here to enlarge image and see more about item SH524: "Gaitor Bait" String Holder
SH524

"Gaitor Bait"...
$ 276.00

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Click here to enlarge image and see more about item SH629: Vintage Black Boy in Red PJs String Holder
SH629

Vintage Black Boy in Red...
$ 156.00

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Click here to enlarge image and see more about item SH587: Vintage Polka Dot Mammy String Holder
SH587

Vintage Polka Dot Mammy...
$ 236.00

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Click here to enlarge image and see more about item SH002: Black Porter String Holder
SH002

Black Porter String...
$ 260.00

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Click here to enlarge image and see more about item SH580: Vintage "Big Busted" Mammy String Holder
SH580

Vintage "Big...
$ 220.00

 

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