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"Humpty Dumpty" mechanical bank

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Charles G. Shepard ; Peter Adams ; Shepard Hardware Company

Date

c. 1882

Institution Minneapolis Institute of Arts
Location On view at the Minneapolis Institute of Arts, G110
'Humpty Dumpty' mechanical bank, Charles G. Shepard      ;    Peter Adams      ;    Shepard Hardware Company
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Medium: Dolls, Toys and Games | Iron, pigment
Size: 8 x 5 1/2 x 5 1/2 in. (20.32 x 13.97 x 13.97 cm)
Style: 19th century
Inscriptions: Inscription and Stickeron back, in relief: [HUMPTY DUMPTY / BANK]; on bottom, in relief: [BUFFALO, N.Y. - USA / PatD, in U.S. MCH. 14, 82 AND JUNE 17, '84 / PATD IN CANADA MCH. 27, '83] on bottom, on sticker: [#124-16 / "Humpty Dumpty" / 64125 270 / #127M 4180]
Physical Description: mechanical bank in the form of a clown with painted face wearing red peaked cap, red and blue suit with stars and grey ruffled collar
Credit: Collection Minneapolis Institute of Arts; Gift of Katherine Kierland Herberger
Accession Number: 2003.236.348
Artist: Peter Adams, American
Role: Designer
Nationality:
Life Dates: American

Artist: Charles Shepard, American
Role: Designer
Nationality:
Life Dates: American

Artist: Shepard Hardware Company, Buffalo, New York, 1866-1892
Role: Manufacturer
Nationality:
Life Dates: Buffalo, New York, 1866-1892
Added to Site: March 1, 2009