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"Boy on Trapeze" mechanical bank


J. Barton Smith Co.


c. 1888

Institution Minneapolis Institute of Arts
Location Not on view.
'Boy on Trapeze' mechanical bank, J. Barton Smith Co.
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Medium: Dolls, Toys and Games | Iron, pigment
Size: 10 1/2 x 5 x 5 in. (26.67 x 12.7 x 12.7 cm)
Style: 19th century
Inscriptions: Sticker on bottom, on sticker: [#22-13 / Boy on Trapeze / 70150 375 / 4350 / #23M]
Physical Description: boy in red and blue outfit wearing red floppy hat; rods on his legs balance him on 2 poles; stand with poles has latticework design on all sides including bottom
Credit: Collection Minneapolis Institute of Arts; Gift of Katherine Kierland Herberger
Accession Number: 2003.236.73a,b
Artist: J. Barton Smith Co., Philadelphia
Role: Manufacturer
Life Dates: Philadelphia
Added to Site: March 1, 2009