Update

Welcome back! New-York Historical is now open for visitors. Book your timed-entry tickets. And reserve separate, timed-entry tickets for our free, outdoor exhibition Hope Wanted in the rear courtyard.

Jumping jack

Object Number: 
1951.13
Date: 
ca. 1850
Medium: 
Bone, paint
Dimensions: 
Overall: 3 x 2 1/2 x 1 1/2 in. ( 7.6 x 6.4 x 3.8 cm )
Description: 
Jointed acrobat, carved from bone, suspended from horizontal rod mounted atop a rectangular stand; when rod is rotated manually, acrobat flips over it; acrobat has touches of paint on head and face and orange and green on chest.
Gallery Label: 
According to accession records, this toy belonged to the donor's grandmother.
Credit Line: 
Gift of Miss Constance D. Sherman
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group