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Figurine of Uncle Tom with Eva

Object Name: Figurine
Date: ca. 1860-1900
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Medium: Porcelain
Dimensions: Overall: 8 1/8 × 3 3/4 in. (20.6 × 9.5 cm)
Place made: North America, United States
Description: Seated porcelain black male figurine with book in hand holding white girl who stands on his knee; circular base with inscription.
Credit Line: Gift of Mrs. Robert C .Taylor
Object Number: 1945.391
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Marks: inscribed on base beneath figures: "Eva gaily laughing was / hanging a wreath of roses / round Tom's neck."


"Reading Uncle Tom's Image: A Reconsideration of Harriet Beecher Stowe's 150-Year-Old Character," New-York Historical Society, October 1, 2002-February 9, 2003.