Mechanical box: organ grinder
Cardboard, glass, paper, sand
Overall: 10 1/4 x 8 1/4 x 2 1/2 in. ( 26 x 21 x 6.4 cm )
printed: on label affixed to back of box: "MECHANICAL BOX,/WITH OUTOMATON,/DIRECTIONS FOR ITS USE./... [in English and German]/GERARD CAMAGNI"
Sand toy composed of viewing box made of cardboard with glass window containing colored lithograph of City Hall Park with organ grinder and his monkey entertaining a group of children in the foreground; sand-operated mechanism inside box makes head and arm of organ grinder, monkey, and one child move.
The term "sand toy" is used in Toys in America by Inez and Marshall McClintock (See Publications).
Purchase, Foster-Jarvis Fund
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