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"Betsy Ross Bicentennial Bank" mechanical bank


Al Davidson



Institution Minneapolis Institute of Arts
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'Betsy Ross Bicentennial Bank' mechanical bank, Al Davidson
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Medium: Dolls, Toys and Games | Metal, pigment
Size: 10 1/2 x 6 3/8 x 5 11/16 in. (26.67 x 16.19 x 14.45 cm)
Creation Place: North America, United States
Culture: North America, United States
Style: 20th century
Inscriptions: Inscription molded into front base, in raised letters: [Betsy Ross]molded into bottom of base in raised letters: [1776-1976/ A Needle Fights For Freedom/ BETSY ROSS BICENTENNIAL BANK/ LIMITED EDITION OF 500 33/ illegible signature/ MADE IN USA]
Physical Description: metal bank with seated Betsy Ross in a blue dress holding a 13 star American flag; lever on back; American flag moves back and forth
Credit: Collection Minneapolis Institute of Arts; Gift of Katherine Kierland Herberger
Accession Number: 2003.236.805
Artist: Al Davidson, American
Role: Designer
Nationality: American
Life Dates: American
Added to Site: March 1, 2009