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African American Caricature Mechanical Coin Bank

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Identifier: 1956-081-0001

Title: African American Caricature Mechanical Coin Bank

Description: Cast iron mechanical bank in the shape of a bust of an African American man wearing a red shirt and black tie. To operate the bank, a coin is placed in the figure's hand and a lever pressed causing the figure to roll his eyes as the hand deposits the coin in the figure's mouth. Manufactured by the Shepard Hardware Company circa 1883.

Rights: UND


Dates: ca. 1883

Type(s): Bank, Mechanical

Maker/Creator: Shepard Hardware Company

Subjects: African Americans
Coin banks


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