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"Dinah, Short Sleeves" mechanical bank


John Harper & Company, Ltd.


c. 1911

Institution Minneapolis Institute of Arts
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Medium: Dolls, Toys and Games | Iron, pigment
Size: 6 1/2 x 5 1/4 x 4 1/8 in. (16.51 x 13.34 x 10.48 cm)
Creation Place: England
Culture: England
Style: 20th century
Inscriptions: Inscription and Stickeron back, moulded, in yellow and brown: [DINAH / 581285] on bottom, on sticker: [#72-14 / "Dinah" 2 (circled) / 68200 S.S. / 200 / #58M 4195]
Physical Description: bust of black woman in yellow dress; red lips; one arm moves to deposit coin in mouth; eyes roll back
Credit: Collection Minneapolis Institute of Arts; Gift of Katherine Kierland Herberger
Accession Number: 2003.236.609
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