Toxic Love Story objects – The comb

The photos here and on the following posts give a sense of some of the objects I used to tell the story of plastic.

The comb exemplifies the extraordinary imitative powers of the plastic celluloid. It was used to mimic tortoiseshell, ivory, ebony and other scarce and costly natural materials.
These photos are courtesy of Julie Robinson, author of Celluloid: Collector’s Reference and Value Guide

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