Old Aunt Chloe, The Negro Washerwoman
Windup toy and box
Pine, iron, textile, paper, glass
Overall: 10 x 5 x 4 in. (25.4 x 12.7 x 10.2 cm)
Windup toy depicting African-American female figure with wood basin and washboard on rectangular wood base painted blue with stencilled yellow decoration; red cotton print and blue woven textile cover figure; rectangular pine box with sliding top and printed manufacturer's label depicting washerwoman; cast iron key.
Gift of Mrs. C. W. Tuttle
engraving: on label affixed to box (top): "E [illeg.] STOR [illeg.] TOMA [illeg.] OYS"
engraving: on label affixed to box (bottom): "OLD AUNT CHLOE,/THE NEGRO WASHERWOMAN./[illegible inscription]"
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