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Catalog Number 10586-37
Title Bank, Still; Pig Shaped, American Mission to Lepers Inc.
Object Name Bank, Still
Description Black piggy bank in the shape of a 4" pig. It has a slot in the middle of its back and a string attached to its nose with a red tag attached to the string. The tag reads "This is Pete No. 139959." The purpose of the piggy bank is to help suffering lepers and help to end leprosy.
Date 1917-1950
Year Range from 1917
Year Range to 1950
Culture American
Material plastic, paper
Made The American Mission to Lepers, Inc.
Place of Origin USA: New York
Makers mark "American Mission to Lepers"
Height (in) 2.81
Width (in) 2.12
Depth (in) 4.62
Search Terms American Mission to Lepers, Inc.
History On September 25, 1917, the American Committee became the American Mission to Lepers. In 1950, the board of directors changed the agency's title to American Leprosy Missions (ALM). From the home of Howard and Louise Platt, Omaha, Nebraska.
Credit line Jeanette Richoux, Lincoln (Lancaster), Nebraska
Collection Richoux, Jeanette