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Folk Art: Folk Sculpture: Articulated Man with Hat
Articulated Man with Hat


Articulated Man with Hat
about 1900
Unidentified artist
carved and painted wood with metal and fur
13 3/8 x 6 x 3 5/8 in. (34.0 x 15.2 x 9.3 cm.)
Smithsonian American Art Museum, Gift of Herbert Waide Hemphill, Jr. and museum purchase made possible by Ralph Cross Johnson
1986.65.320
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Artists often made toys with movable arms and legs. The creators of these two figures also added realistic details such as the fabric pants and leather holster of Sailor, and the real hair on Man.


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