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Soldier

Object Number: 
1937.506
Date: 
1840-1870
Medium: 
Wood, paint
Dimensions: 
Overall: 9 x 2 in. ( 22.9 x 5.1 cm )
Description: 
Wood toy soldier; painted black cylindrical hat, blue jacket, red pants, black shoe, green disc base; carrying gun and sword.
Gallery Label: 
This object was once part of the folk art collection of Elie Nadelman (1882-1946), the avant-garde sculptor. From 1924 to 1934, Nadelman's collection was displayed in his Museum of Folk Arts, located in the Riverdale section of the Bronx. The Historical Society purchased Nadelman's entire collection in 1937.
Credit Line: 
Purchased from Elie Nadelman
Provenance: 
The Folk Art Collection of Elie Nadelman
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group