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Miniature figurine in Bavarian dress with a fish for charity campaign donors

Object | Accession Number: 2005.367.18

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    Overview

    Brief Narrative
    Small painted ceramic figurine given as a memento to donors in appreciation for their contribution to the Winterhilfswerk Des Deutchen Volkes (Winter Charity Campaign]. This figurine is from the March 1939 series, Schaffendes Deutchsland [Productive Germany]. It was originally a pin. The WHW was a public charity fundraising organization established in Germany by the Nazi Party in 1933. In addition to fundraising, the organization was used by the Nazi regime to promote Volksgemeinschaft, a sense of community, among the German people.
    Date
    issue:  1939 March
    Geography
    manufacture: Germany
    Credit Line
    United States Holocaust Memorial Museum Collection, Gift of the University of Mary Washington Galleries
    Markings
    back, impressed : 12 / 6
    Contributor
    Distributor: Winterhilfswerk Des Deutschen Volkes

    Physical Details

    Classification
    Decorative Arts
    Category
    Ceramics
    Physical Description
    Miniature, glazed, ceramic figurine in the shape of a person standing and holding a fish horizontally across his midsection.. Male figure's clothes are colored with glaze paint: brown hat, red bandanna, black jacket, green skirt, black boots. The fish is painted white and gray. The back is unglazed with impressed numbers and there is a hole in the center. It would originally have had a metal clasp pin attached to the back.
    Dimensions
    overall: Height: 1.500 inches (3.81 cm) | Width: 0.625 inches (1.588 cm) | Depth: 0.250 inches (0.635 cm)
    Materials
    overall : ceramic, ceramic glaze

    Rights & Restrictions

    Conditions on Access
    No restrictions on access
    Conditions on Use
    No restrictions on use

    Keywords & Subjects

    Geographic Name
    Germany

    Administrative Notes

    Provenance
    The figurine was donated to the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum in 2005 by the University of Mary Washington Galleries.
    Record last modified:
    2024-02-21 07:11:15
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