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Catalog Number 2016.096.001
Object Name Chalkboard
Description One "Soupy Sez" chalkboard. The rectangular black chalkboard has a wide wood border that has been painted red and white in a candy-cane stripe design. A sign with black text at the top shows "Soupy Sez." Handwritten light green chalk text on the board reads "Always Be True to Your Teeth and They'll Never Be False to You!" along with white chalk text that reads "Lunch Today: Tomato Soup, Cheese Sandwich, Jello, Milk." The chalkboard was used during the "Lunch with Soupy" children's show on WXYZ Channel 7 television in Detroit in the 1950's.
Collection Communication/Radio/Television
Date c.1955
Dimensions H-50 W-58.25 D-0.75 inches
Material Wood/Slate
People Supman, Milton
Sales, Soupy
Provenance Donor worked at Channel 7 and was given object by studio stagehands.
Search Terms Lunch With Soupy Sales
Slapstick Comedy