Small finds at OCPP

This neat little artifact dates to 1948-1970’s.  Small plastic charms were found in cereal boxes or Cracker Jack popcorn boxes and were collected by children.  These charms could also be found in gumball machines at neighborhood places such as grocery stores or ice cream parlors.  The cylinder would be covered with a small paper and advertise for soup or beer or soda.  The top circle is molded with “HONG KONG”


About cartarchaeology

We are the County Archaeological Research Team, part of the Archaeology and Collections Branch, Resource Management Division, Fairfax County Park Authority. We are tasked with understanding and managing the cultural resources on Park land throughout Fairfax County.
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