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"Jolly Nigger Bank, Butterfly Tie" 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 1/2 x 5 1/2 x 5 1/2 in. (16.51 x 13.97 x 13.97 cm)
Style: 19th-20th century
Inscriptions: Inscription and Stickeron back, in relief: [JOLLY NIGGER / BANK] on bottom, on sticker: [#140-14 1 (circled) / "Jolly Nigger Bank: / (Butterfly) / 6965 buttons on arm 250 / #134m solid base 4140]
Physical Description: bank in the form of black male head, shoulders and arm with brown eyes, red lips, white teeth; wearing a red shirt with white collar and blue bow tie; eyes, arm and tongue move
Credit: Collection Minneapolis Institute of Arts; Gift of Katherine Kierland Herberger
Accession Number: 2003.236.705
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