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Jumping jack

Object Number: 
1937.1257
Date: 
1800-1820
Medium: 
Wood, paint, string
Dimensions: 
Overall: 12 3/4 x 3 1/2 x 1 in. ( 32.4 x 8.9 x 2.5 cm )
Description: 
Wooden jumping jack with flat torso and limbs and head and hat carved in the round; one side represents soldier in blue and red uniform and tall cylindrical hat; on other side, figure has red costume with green and white bands and tall yellow hat with flaring brim; limbs move when string between legs is pulled.
Gallery Label: 
This object was once part of the folk art collection of Elie Nadelman (1882-1946), the avant-garde sculptor. From 1924 to 1934, Nadelman's collection was displayed in his Museum of Folk Arts, located in the Riverdale section of the Bronx. The Historical Society purchased Nadelman's entire collection in 1937.
Credit Line: 
Purchased from Elie Nadelman
Provenance: 
The Folk Art Collection of Elie Nadelman
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group