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Overall: 10 x 2 x 2 1/2 in. ( 25.4 x 5.1 x 6.4 cm )
Wooden toy soldier; painted black cylindrical hat with red plume, blue jacket, red pants, black shoes, green disc base; carrying drum.
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.
Purchased from Elie Nadelman
The Folk Art Collection of Elie Nadelman
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
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