The Jubilee Dancer
Wood, metal, textile, paint
Overall: 10 3/4 x 7 7/8 x 4 1/8 in. ( 27.3 x 20 x 10.5 cm )
Clockwork toy with black male dancing figure mounted on varnished wooden box; wooden figure is jointed at hips, knees and ankles and wears a tan cloth hat, blue necktie and jacket, short brown skirt and tan pantaloons with lace trim; vertical metal rod between legs connects figure to clockwork mechanism; key is inside box.
According to accession records, this toy was patented September 23, 1873.
Gift of Dr. Sydney H. Carney, Jr.
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.