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Context: African-American farmstead of Malinda Jackson, (destroyed by fire), c. 1860 to c. 1915
Site Date Range: c. 1800 - 1915
Materials: Cast iron
Dimensions: 8cm x 8.25cm x 4.8cm
Description: Iron Jockey with traces of red paint and wheel. This toy appears to have been damaged in the c. 1915 fire that destroyed the house.
History: Part of a toy depicting Harness Racing. This involved a two wheeled cart, called a sulky, and conducted at a low speed. The toy’s Jockeys were Interchangeable as evidenced by the peg on the jockey’s bottom. The toys popular in England, and spread to both America and Continental Europe.
Complete, painted example