Animation of the Day: Lead Doughboy Toy from Thomas Jefferson’s Poplar Forest

by Bernard K. Means, Director of the Virtual Curation Laboratory

552_doughboyThis lead figure represents a World War I soldier, sometimes referred to informally as a doughboy.  The term doughboy generally refers to members of the American Expeditionary Forces. It was scanned in the archaeology facility at Thomas Jefferson’s Poplar Forest. Thomas Jefferson’s Poplar Forest was continuously lived in well into the 20th century, as shown by this early 1900s toy. A video produced for Instagram by Archaeology in the Community in the Virtual Curation Laboratory features Lauren Volkers discussing the object, using a printed version made with a MakerBot Replicator.  The InstaGram video can be found here:

Categories: 20th century, Animation of the day, figurine, Thomas Jefferson's Poplar Forest, toy | Tags: , , | Leave a comment

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