Cardboard, glass, paper, sand
Overall: 7 1/8 x 9 1/8 x 2 1/4 in. ( 18.1 x 23.2 x 5.7 cm )
printed: on label affixed to back of box: "MECHANICAL BOX,/WITH AUTOMATON./DIRECTIONS FOR ITS USE./... [in English and French]/GERARD CAMAGNI"
Sand toy composed of viewing box made of cardboard with glass window containing colored lithograph of interior with fireplace in which a black man dances between two seated black musicians; sand-operated mechanism inside box makes head and arm of musicians and dancing figure move.
The term "sand toy" is used in Toys in America by Inez and Marshall McClintock (See Publications).
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