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"Jonah and the Whale" (reproduction, replaced boat) mechanical bank


Peter Adams ; Book of Knowledge (Grolier, Inc.)


c. 1950s-1960s

Institution Minneapolis Institute of Arts
Location Not on view.
'Jonah and the Whale' (reproduction, replaced boat) mechanical bank, Peter Adams      ;    Book of Knowledge (Grolier, Inc.)
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Medium: Dolls, Toys and Games | Metal, pigment
Size: 5 x 10 1/16 x 3 9/16 in. (12.7 x 25.56 x 9.05 cm)
Creation Place: United States
Culture: United States
Style: 20th century
Inscriptions: Inscriptionson both sides, in gold: [JONAH AND THE WHALE]; on end, in gold: [BANK]; on bottom: [REPRODUCED FROM ORIGINAL IN COLLECTION OF / THE BOOK OF KNOWLEDGE / PAT. JULY 15 1890]; on stopper: [FATD FEB 2 1875]
Physical Description: brick shape; top: boat (yellow and red) with 2 figures and whale (black with red mouth) on blue sea; figures move and whale's lower jaw moves--rest of box brown with 2 rows of holes on sides and ends; mouth is coin slot
Credit: Collection Minneapolis Institute of Arts; Gift of Katherine Kierland Herberger
Accession Number: 2003.236.602
Artist: Peter Adams, American
Role: Designer
Life Dates: American

Artist: Book of Knowledge (Grolier, Inc.), New York
Role: Manufacturer
Nationality: United States
Life Dates: New York
Added to Site: March 1, 2009