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"Uncle Tom, with Star, No Lapels" mechanical bank

Artist

Alfred C. Rex ; Louis Kyser ; Kyser & Rex Company

Date

c. 1882

Institution Minneapolis Institute of Arts
Location Not on view.
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Medium: Dolls, Toys and Games | Iron, pigment
Size: 5 1/2 x 4 1/8 x 3 in. (13.97 x 10.48 x 7.62 cm)
Style: 19th century
Inscriptions: Inscriptions and Stickeron bottom, incised: [U.T.]; on back, incised: [PAT. JAN] on bottom, on sticker: [#283-13 / "Uncle Tom (no lapels) / 71150 250 / 8275]
Physical Description: mechanical bank in the form of the bust of a black male with moving eyes and tongue wearing a collar and bow tie
Credit: Collection Minneapolis Institute of Arts; Gift of Katherine Kierland Herberger
Accession Number: 2003.236.701
Artist: Alfred Rex, American
Role: Designer
Nationality: American
Life Dates: American

Artist: Louis Kyser, American
Role: Designer
Nationality: American
Life Dates: American

Artist: Kyser & Rex Company, Philadelphia, c. 1879-1898
Role: Manufacturer
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Life Dates: Philadelphia, c. 1879-1898
Added to Site: March 1, 2009