Tobacco shop figure
Painted wood, iron wheels and crossbars, varnish
Overall: 74 x 22 1/4 x 23 1/2 in. ( 188 x 56.5 x 59.7 cm )
Indian maiden wearing feathered headress and necklace holding cigars in right hand, tobacco in left hand; brown skin tones, green blouse, red skirt, buff leggings, pyramid of vari-colored balls painted on three sides of base which rests on four wheels.
Gift of George Neaher
According to the daughter of the donor, this figure stood in front of her father's Manhattan cigar shop from 1875 to 1903. He also had a billiard table in his shop, and the pyramid of balls painted on the base supposedly represents billard balls.
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.