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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 | Cast iron, pigment
Size: 6 3/4 x 5 x 5 1/4 in. (17.15 x 12.7 x 13.34 cm)
Style: 19th-20th century
Inscriptions: Inscription and Stickeron back, in relief: [JOLLY NIGGER BANK] on bottom, on sticker: [#140-14 2 (circled) / "Jolly Nigger Bank" / (Butterfly) / 7070D. no button hand 250 / #134m 4140]
Physical Description: mechanical bank in the form of a black male head, shoulder and arm, dressed in a red shirt with blue bow tie; eyes, tongue and arm move
Credit: Collection Minneapolis Institute of Arts; Gift of Katherine Kierland Herberger
Accession Number: 2003.236.710
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