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"Jolly Nigger Bank, Small, High Hat" mechanical bank

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John Harper & Company, Ltd.

Date

c. 1890s-1920s

Institution Minneapolis Institute of Arts
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Medium: Dolls, Toys and Games | Iron, pigment
Size: 6 7/16 x 4 11/16 x 5 1/2 in. (16.35 x 11.91 x 13.97 cm)
Creation Place: England
Culture: England
Style: 19th-20th century
Inscriptions: Inscription and Stickeron back, moulded: [JOLLY NIGGER / BANK] on bottom, on sticker: ["Jolly Nigger Bank" / 2 (inside a circle) small, High Hat / 4" L. Base 2 1/16 / 7378]
Physical Description: bust of black man; red and white jacket; arm moves; eyes close; mouth is coin slot; back of head perforated
Credit: Collection Minneapolis Institute of Arts; Gift of Katherine Kierland Herberger
Accession Number: 2003.236.612
Artist: John Harper & Company, Ltd., Willenhall, Staffordshire, England, 1790-1980s
Role: Manufacturer
Nationality: English
Life Dates: Willenhall, Staffordshire, England, 1790-1980s
Added to Site: March 1, 2009