Two women churning buttes string action W/sticker

Object Number: 
INV.5299
Date: 
1850-1880
Medium: 
Wood, string, paint
Dimensions: 
Overall: 4 x 4 x 1 3/8 in. ( 10.2 x 10.2 x 3.5 cm )
Marks: 
Nadelman collection sticker: "565 / Am"
Description: 
Jumping jack toy in the form of two women churning butter; women's bodies made of turned wood hinged at waist with flat, hinged arms which connect to churn paddle. When string is pulled, paddle goes down and women's arms and bodies bend with it. Women painted in yellow and gray with black and red details.
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, 1937
Provenance: 
The Folk Art Collection of Elie Nadelman
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group