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The Acrobat

Object Name: Jumping jack
Date: ca. 1876
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Medium: Wood, cardboard, string
Dimensions: Overall: 8 x 3 1/4 x 3/4 in. ( 20.3 x 8.3 x 1.9 cm )
Place made: North America, United States
Description: Jumping jack with lithographed cardboard figure of an acrobat with limbs jointed at shoulder and hip suspended from string within wooden frame; acrobat jumps over the string when lower portion of the frame is compressed.
Credit Line: Gift of Dr. Sydney H. Carney, Jr.
Object Number: 1932.135
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Marks: printed: on waistband of acrobat: "PAT JUNE 11 '72" written: in ink on crossbar of frame: "S. H. C. Jr. / 1876 / N. Y. City"