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  • Object: Doll

    Oct 03, 2018

    I-0277a Doll Mexican 20th Century Materials: Wood, Fabric, and Hair This doll is a figure of a dancing woman wearing a stylized Hispanic dress. Dresses like these were typically worn in a traditional Mexican folk dance. Baile Folklórico is Spanish [...]

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  • Object: Comb

    Oct 03, 2018

    I-0647a Comb, Ornamental Mexican Mexico 20th Century Materials: Plastic This comb was donated by a descendant of Dr. Aureliano Urratia, who was an exile from Mexico during the 1910 Mexican Revolution. Before the revolution, Mexico was led by Porfirio Diaz. [...]

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  • Object: Pamphlet

    Oct 01, 2018

    I-0291b3 Pamphlet American 1932 Materials: Paper/Ink This object is a pamphlet entitled “Mexican Cookery in American Homes” containing recipes by Willie Gebhardt, the inventor of Chili Powder. William Fredrick Gebhardt was born in Germany in 1875. His family immigrated to the United States [...]

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  • Object: Mortar and pestle

    Sep 27, 2018

    I-0230f Mortar American Prior to 1980 Materials: Stone When dining at a Mexican restaurant a molcajete like the one pictured above is usually somewhere in sight. It is also commonly found in Mexican households, and is often passed down from [...]

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