On View In:
Gallery 110
Artist:   Charles G. Shepard
Peter Adams
Shepard Hardware Company  
Title:   "Humpty Dumpty" mechanical bank  
Date:   c. 1882  
Medium:   Iron, pigment  
Dimensions:   8 x 5 1/2 x 5 1/2 in. (20.32 x 13.97 x 13.97 cm)  
Credit Line:   Gift of Katherine Kierland Herberger  
Location:   Gallery 110  

Name:   Shepard Hardware Company  
Role:   Manufacturer  
Life Dates:   Buffalo, New York, 1866-1892  
Name:   Shepard, Charles G.  
Role:   Designer  
Life Dates:   American  
Name:   Adams, Peter  
Role:   Designer  
Life Dates:   American  

Object Description  
Inscriptions:   Inscription and Sticker on back, in relief: [HUMPTY DUMPTY / BANK]; on bottom, in relief: [BUFFAL on bottom, on sticker: [#124-16 / "Humpty Dumpty" / 64125 270 / #127M 4180]  
Classification:   Dolls, Toys and Games  
Physical Description:   mechanical bank in the form of a clown with painted face wearing red peaked cap, red and blue suit with stars and grey ruffled collar  
Accession #:   2003.236.348  
Owner:   The Minneapolis Institute of Arts