Iron, tin, paint
Overall: 6 1/2 x 5 1/4 x 5 in. ( 16.5 x 13.3 x 12.7 cm )
stencilled: on front of bank: "BANK"
Tinned sheet iron still bank in the form of cottage with gingerbread trim, on raised base with top painted green; yellow building with blue peaked roofs and overhang and red chimneys, with stencilled decoration (black) of windows (square and arched) on both stories, and all sides; slot (for coins) above overhang, on gable.
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.
Purchased from Elie Nadelman
The Folk Art Collection of Elie Nadelman
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.