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Collection Tier:
Tier 2

Character Toy, Harley-davidson, Hog

Identifier:
2010.34.1.36
Description:
A stuffed plush hog wearing a Harley-Davidson shirt. It has a dark red bandanna around its head, jeans, black belt and shoes. It is used as an advertising character for Harley-Davidson motorcycle company.;Shirt says "Harley-Davidson Motorcycles". A tag also says "Distributed by Play by Play, made in China".;The hog is the mascot of Harley-Davidson motorcycles and now large motorcycles more generally. It started out in the 1920s as a nickname and n 1983, the Motor Company formed a club for owners of its product taking advantage of the long-standing nickname by turning "hog" into the acronym HOG., for Harley Owners Group.
Date:
1997
Materials:
Cloth, Polyester
Dimensions:
11" h 9" w 5" d
Current Location Status:
In Storage
Source:
Gift Of John And Carol Henry
Rights:
Links:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Harley-Davidson#Origin_of_.22Hog.22_nickname
Maker/Donor
Henry, John
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