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Rectangular-shaped tin frame base with wooden balls painted to look like a person, with black hair and a red body. When pulled the oval frame flips upside down and the red balls slide up down. Remnants of a maker's label on the center ball. A cotton string with a red wooden ball at the end is tied to one end of the toy. It was made between 1920 and 1926. Joseph E. Lake received this toy from his parents, Ralph E. and Ada V. (Hopkins) Lake in the 1920s. He believes he received it before 1926, the year he first attended school. He played with it at successive family homes in Lebo, Strawn, and Pomona, Kansas, between 1920 and 1932. His children played with it in the 1950s while visiting their grandmother.
Date: between 1920 and 1926
Item Number: 223391
KSHS Identifier: 2008.19.6
Collections - Museum
Date - 1920s
Home and Family - Children
Home and Family - Daily life - Leisure - Play - Toys
Objects and Artifacts - Recreational Artifacts - Toy - Toy, Pull
Places - Cities and towns - Lebo
Places - Cities and towns - Pomona
Places - Cities and towns - Strawn
Places - Counties - Coffey
Places - Counties - Franklin
Type of Material - Objects and Artifacts