Ornament, Christmas Tree

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Description Homemade. Silver metal with fringed edges; one side picture of house and tree, other side girl in a wreath.

Per donor, she made ornaments like this because she could not buy good ornaments or lights as they were not yet in production as it was just after World War II. She made the ornaments from the lids of tin cans. She said that peach cans were the best because they were prettier and cut better than other cans. She cut pictures from Christmas cards and glued them to the tin ornaments. Donor said she learned how to make these ornaments from Sheriff Neubauer's wife.
Dimensions Dia-3.75 inches
Year Range from 1946
Event World War II
Year range to 1946
Made Krippner, Dorothy
Material Metal/Paper
Object ID 1997.31.2
Object Name Ornament, Christmas Tree
Place of Origin Oshkosh, WI
People Krippner, Dorothy Abraham
Used Krippner, Dorothy
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