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Dancin' Sam, the funny-funny dancing man, [between 1945 and 1950] / John Sands Pty. Ltd.

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Dancin' Sam, the funny-funny dancing man, [between 1945 and 1950] / John Sands Pty. Ltd.

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R 2335

Record identifier

n88XAlBn

Dancin' Sam, the funny-funny dancing man, [between 1945 and 1950] / John Sands Pty. Ltd.

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Dancin' Sam, the funny-funny dancing man, [between 1945 and 1950] / John Sands Pty. Ltd.

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Dancin' Sam, the funny-funny dancing man, [between 1945 and 1950] / John Sands Pty. Ltd.

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Date

[between 1945 and 1950]

Call Numbers

R 2335

Record Identifier

n88XAlBn

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Contents

1 puppet in box - 350 x 80 x 20 mm - cardboard

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Copyright status:Public domain

Please acknowledge: : State Library of New South Wales, Mitchell Library

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SCOPE AND CONTENTS

Contents

Cardboard stick puppet in the form of an African-American minstrel holding a banjo. Includes articulated 'Dancin Sam' figure, dancing board, stick, and original box with colour illustrated lid and instructions.

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Dancin' Sam, the funny-funny dancing man, [between 1945 and 1950] / John Sands Pty. Ltd.

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Purchased from Douglas Stewart Fine Books, 2020

Administrative / Biographical history

This type of stick puppet or dancing marionette, traditionally made of wood, originated in Europe in the sixteenth century, and were manipulated by either strings or a stick. In the United States in the first half of the twentieth century, numerous commercial versions of the black minstrel were marketed as toys or ornaments. This Australian example...

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R 2335

Record Identifier

n88XAlBn

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https://collection.sl.nsw.gov.au/record/n88XAlBn

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9650086

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