Black Americana Cast Iron Coin Still Bank
Late 19th-early 20th century.
- Item # 481852
- Qty Available 1
Offered for sale today is an antique cast iron coin still bank designed as a caricatured boy's bust, featuring the boy donning a red shirt with a white collar and a blue bow tie.
Marked "The Young Nigger Bank" on reverse. Great condition with few paint losses. Stands 4.5 inches tall.
A bank resembling this one can be found within the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture, as part of the generous gift from the Collection of James M. Caselli and Jonathan Mark Scharer.
This item depicts imagery and language that may be considered racist and/or stereotypical. We acknowledge that these representations can be offensive and disturbing. However, we believe it is essential to include them in our collection to preserve and present the historical context in which they were created and used.
These objects serve as important historical records, allowing us to study and evaluate the history of racism and stereotypes. Our intention is not to promote or endorse such views but to provide a platform for critical reflection on the past and the progress made toward a more equitable future.
We encourage viewers to approach these items with sensitivity and a commitment to understanding the complex history they represent. By confronting the uncomfortable aspects of our past, we can work together to build a more inclusive and just society.
Discover a diverse selection of collectible cast iron banks in our marketplace, including some wonderfully rare finds.
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