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"Jolly Nigger Bank, High Hat" 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: 7 1/2 x 5 1/8 x 6 7/8 in. (19.05 x 13.02 x 17.46 cm)
Creation Place: England
Culture: England
Style: 19th-20th century
Inscriptions: Sticker on bottom, on sticker: [#141-14 1 (inside a circle) ?? / Jolly Nigger Bank / (High Hat) / 6945 eyes down 175 / #135M English 4175]
Physical Description: bust of black man wearing red jacket with white trim, blue buttons and blue bow tie; grey hat with dark blue band; mouth is coin slot; eyes close when arm moves; back of head and body perforated
Credit: Collection Minneapolis Institute of Arts; Gift of Katherine Kierland Herberger
Accession Number: 2003.236.613
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