Prints, Drawings, and Photographs
Two Jumping Jacks -- Side Show Performers
Published by Oehmigke & Riemenschneider, Neuruppin, Germany
Currently not on view
1961-59-583Gift of Alice Newton Osborn, 1961
LabelAlong with paper dolls and toy soldiers, jumping jacks were all the rage in Europe during the 1800s. Pinpoints mark where the joints were meant to be fastened together after the various body parts were cut out. Once strings were attached to the backs of their articulated limbs, jumping jacks could be made to perform as puppets or marionettes.