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"Jolly Nigger Bank, High Hat" mechanical bank

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John Harper & Company, Ltd.

Date

c. 1920s

Institution Minneapolis Institute of Arts
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Medium: Dolls, Toys and Games | Iron, pigment
Size: 6 x 4 1/16 x 4 7/16 in. (15.24 x 10.32 x 11.27 cm)
Style: 20th century
Inscriptions: Sticker on bottom, on sticker: [#9527 / Jolly Nigger / Small High Hat / Perforations on / head / 71100 / 1 (circled)]
Physical Description: bust of black man in grey top hat, red jacket with white trim, blue buttons and blue bow tie; mouth is coin slot; eyes close as arm moves; back of head perforated
Credit: Collection Minneapolis Institute of Arts; Gift of Katherine Kierland Herberger
Accession Number: 2003.236.611
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