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"Dinah, Long 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 3/8 x 5 3/16 x 4 1/16 in. (16.19 x 13.18 x 10.32 cm)
Creation Place: England
Culture: England
Style: 20th century
Inscriptions: Inscription and Stickeron back, moulded: [DINAH / Po No 581285] on bottom, on sticker: [#722-14 / (?) "Dinah" 1 (circled) / 67225 L.S. / 200 / 58M 4195]
Physical Description: bust of black woman in pink dress with white necklace; red lips, white teeth; mouth is coin slot; arm moves, deposits money in mouth; eyes roll back
Credit: Collection Minneapolis Institute of Arts; Gift of Katherine Kierland Herberger
Accession Number: 2003.236.610
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