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Hillbilly Stereotype Objects in the Appalachian Artifact Collections

18 Hillbilly Stereotype Artifacts Described by Student Curator Brittney Westbrook in 2006

The Hillbilly Stereotype in Material Culture

One aspect of Appalachian Studies is the exploration of Appalachian stereotypes.  There has been quite of bit of research on such stereotypes in movies, literature, and cartoons.  Our collection demonstrates that use of these stereotypes has a long history within American material culture.

Artifacts in Exhibit

2002.33.1

Hillbilly Joose Soda Can

2004.39.1

Hillbilly Brew Green Soda Bottle

2003.35.1

Hillbilly Beverages Strawberry Soda Can

2004.40.1

Hillbilly Beverages Clear Soda Bottle

2002.18.1

Stitzel-Weller Hillbilly Whiskey Decanter

2004.26.1

Hillbilly Red Pop Coin Bank

2003.26.1

Hillbilly Bartender's Apron

2003.29.1

Parker Brothers Plug-A-Jug Game

2005.67.1

Hillbilly Dancing Legs Doll

2004.02.1

Three Mountaineers Wooden Bathroom Sign

2004.22.02

Twin Winton Hillbilly Mug

2003.31.3

Hillbilly Dresser Caddy

2004.22.1

Twin Winton Hillbilly Mug

2003.33.1-3

Salt and Pepper Shaker Set

2003.32.1-2

Tennessee Souvenir Salt and Pepper Shakers

2004.41.01

North Carolina Hillbilly Salt and Pepper Shakers

2003.36.1-2

Maw and Paw Coffee Mugs

2004.36.1

Hillbilly Wooden Jewelry Box

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