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Rubber Fishbone toy

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Data Source
National Museum of African American History and Culture
Description
Rubber promotional toy of a fish skeleton with in tact head and tail for Fishbone's first, self-titled album. The toy has a small green paper card tied to it, which reads [fishbone / On Columbia Records / April Fool's Day 1985] in black text.
Created by
Columbia Records, American, founded 1888
Subject of
Fishbone, American, founded 1979
Date
1985
Credit Line
Collection of the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture, Gift of the documentary "Everyday Sunshine: The Story of Fishbone"
Medium
rubber and twine with ink on paper
Dimensions
L x W (x D of fish): 6 1/4 x 1 1/4 x 1/2 in. (15.9 x 3.2 x 1.3 cm)
L x W (card): 4 x 2 in. (10.2 x 5.1 cm)
Type
toys (recreational artifacts)
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National Museum of African American History and Culture Collection
Classification
Memorabilia and Ephemera
Exhibition
Musical Crossroads
On View
NMAAHC (1400 Constitution Ave NW), National Mall Location, Culture/Fourth Floor, 4 053
Object number
2012.95.52
Topic
African American
Funk (Music)
Rock and roll (Music)
Restrictions & Rights
No Known Copyright Restrictions