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"Jolly Nigger Bank, 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: 7 7/8 x 5 3/8 x 6 3/4 in. (20 x 13.65 x 17.15 cm)
Style: 19th-20th century
Inscriptions: Inscription and Stickeron back, moulded: [JOLLY NIGGER / BANK] on bottom, on sticker: [#141-14 2 (circled) / "Jolly Nigger Bank" / (High Hat) / 74187B eyes up 175 / #135 M 4175]
Physical Description: bust of black man wearing red-orange jacket with gold bow tie; light grey top hat with black band; eyes roll back when arm moves; mouth is coin slot
Credit: Collection Minneapolis Institute of Arts; Gift of Katherine Kierland Herberger
Accession Number: 2003.236.614
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