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German Tin Lithographed “Google-Eye African” Black Americana Jacket Pin Brooch *SOLD*

German Early 1900’s Tin Lithographed “Google-Eye African” Black Americana Jacket Pin Brooch 

We have for you an early 1900’s tin, lithographed “Google-Eye African” Black Americana pull string jacket pin/brooch that was manufactured in Germany possibly by Johann Distler (J.D.N.) of Nuremberg, Germany or Georg Kellerman & Co. (C.K.O., CKO) of Nuremberg, Germany based on previous types of lithographs used around the time that are similar in form.   

In America in the past and fairly recently in our timeline, Black Americans, Native Americans, and many immigrant groups new to the United States of America were grossly caricatured in toys and other items. These items can be very offensive, but they represent a historical record of our past, no matter how shameful that may be. We do not condone this, but we recognize that many find that this is a part of history that needs to be remembered as to not be repeated.  

When the string is pulled the toy’s eyes roll around. The pin on the left-hand side is missing. We believe the string to be original, and the item is in working order.

This piece is in good all original condition with no breaks, restorations, repairs, or touch-ups. This piece shows the usual patina, fading, dust, chips, scuffs, surface rust, scratches, missing accessories, and wear that are to be expected from age and play. This is approximately 3″ L x 3″ W.  We invite you to view the photos to further determine quality and condition.  

Additional information

Weight .75 lbs
Dimensions 7 × 7 × 6 in
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