Sand toy

Sand toy
Title
Sand toy
Date 
ca. 1850
Medium 
Cardboard, glass, paper, sand
Dimensions 
Overall: 7 1/8 x 9 1/8 x 2 1/4 in. ( 18.1 x 23.2 x 5.7 cm )
Description 
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.
Object Number 
INV.8093
Marks 
printed: on label affixed to back of box: "MECHANICAL BOX,/WITH AUTOMATON./DIRECTIONS FOR ITS USE./... [in English and French]/GERARD CAMAGNI"
Gallery Label 
The term "sand toy" is used in Toys in America by Inez and Marshall McClintock (See Publications).
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group