Archie Bunker's Chair from All in the Family

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The popular and controversial sitcom All in the Family (CBS, 1971-79) broke with convention and shattered taboos by depicting, in the words of creator Norman Lear, "real people dealing with real issues."
Social conflicts of the day played out in the Bunkers' living room as the bigoted Archie clashed with his liberal son-in-law and his wife Edith struggled to keep the peace. With sharp but affectionate humor, the show exposed the flaws and complexities of one American family.
subject
Television
All in the Family {Television Program}
Television
National Museum of American History, Kenneth E. Behring Center
T. A. T. Productions
Credit Line
Gift of Tandem/TAT Productions (through Norman Lear)
Physical Description
wood (frame; arms; legs; stretcher material)
fabric (upholstery material)
Measurements
overall: 40 in x 26 in x 31 in; 101.6 cm x 66.04 cm x 78.74 cm
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Culture and the Arts: Entertainment
National Treasures exhibit
Domestic Furnishings
Popular Entertainment
Exhibition
American Stories
Exhibition Location
National Museum of American History
Object Name
chair
Object Type
Chair
ID Number
1978.2146.01
accession number
1978.2146
catalog number
1978.2146.01
Related Publication
Kendrick, Kathleen M. and Peter C. Liebhold. Smithsonian Treasures of American History
National Museum of American History. Treasures of American History online exhibition
Related Web Publication
http://americanhistory.si.edu/treasures