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whirligig, log cutting

National Museum of American History

Wooden Buzzer

NMNH - Anthropology Dept.

Whirling Toy

NMNH - Anthropology Dept.
FROM CARD: "IVORY; SINEW CORD. ILLUS.: HNDBK. N. AMER. IND., VOL. 5, ARCTIC, FIG 11, PG. 588. BULL-ROARER, MADE OF IVORY WITH SINEW CORD THROUGH CENTRAL HOLES, USED AS A TOY."

Whirling Disks "Ru-N-Pi"

NMNH - Anthropology Dept.
PROVENIENCE NOTE: THERE IS A DISCREPANCY IN THE PROVENIENCE LISTING FOR THIS SPECIMEN. THE LEDGER, STEVENSON'S CATALOG, AND THE CARD CATALOG GIVE SHONGOPAVI (THE SPRING) FOR PROVENIENCE. HOWEVER, THE SPECIMEN IS ILLUSTRATED IN BAE 24TH ANNUAL REPORT, FIG. 1016, P. 755, WITH THE CAPTION THAT IT IS FROM ORAIBI.

LEDGER SAYS SENT TO LENINGRAD ACADEMY OF SCIENCES, RUSSIA, 1928. Of the original 6 pieces, 4 remain in the collection.

Whirligig, Child's Toy

NMNH - Anthropology Dept.

Whirligig with Woman Churning and Man Sawing

Smithsonian American Art Museum

Whirligig with Witch and Horse

Smithsonian American Art Museum

Whirligig with Two Figures on a Weathervane

Smithsonian American Art Museum

Whirligig with Men Sawing Wood

Smithsonian American Art Museum

Whirligig with Man Sawing Wood

Smithsonian American Art Museum

Whirligig with Man Sawing Wood

Smithsonian American Art Museum

Whirligig with Jumping Frogs

Smithsonian American Art Museum

Whirligig with Fish and Pumping Figures

Smithsonian American Art Museum

Whirligig in the form of a caricatured man swatting a bee

National Museum of African American History and Culture
A painted, wooden whirligig in the form of a caricatured man swatting a bumble bee. The man is standing on a dark, wooden block. He is depicted wearing a red jacket, black necktie, white shirt, yellow pants, and black boots. The tails of his jacket are made of red painted metal. A yellow top hat with a red band sits atop his head. He has a spherical head, painted black, with round white eyes and a large red and white mouth. He has large, round paddles for hands. His arms spin around to swat at a wooden bumble bee suspended from the top hat by a curved metal wire. The bee has a black head, black and yellow striped body, white wings, and a metal stinger. A card with handwritten text is tied around the man’s leg with tan cord. It reads [Limited Edition of / "Blackman Swatting Bee" / Inspired by an antique / whirligig in a private / collection. Artist Unknown / Midwest[…?] 1880. Made of / wood & Tin / Signed & Numbered #11/250]. The text on the back of the card reads [Whirligig makers often / attempted humor in / their pieces, for they / were intended to / amuse!].

Whirligig in the form of a caricature of a boy holding a watermelon slice

National Museum of African American History and Culture
A wooden whirligig in the form of a caricature of a boy holding a watermelon slice on a metal stand.

2007.7.300a

A painted wooden cutout of a seated boy in profile holding a watermelon slice cutout. The boy is wearing a yellow and black hat, white shirt, and red shorts. The hat has a black band and a black bow on one side. Four (4) round holes are located on the bottom of the figure. A metal pole extends upward from his hand connecting to the watermelon slice.

2007.7.300b

A painted wooden cutout of a watermelon slice. The slice is semicircular with a curve cut out along the top edge, representing a bite taken. The watermelon is painted with red flesh, black seeds, and a green rind. A round hole on the bottom edge fits into metal rod on boy's hands and rotates.

2007.7.300c

A black metal stand. The stand has a rectangular base with cylindrical pole in the center.

Whirligig Beetle

NMNH - Education & Outreach
This object is part of the Education and Outreach collection, some of which are in the Q?rius science education center and available to see.

Whirligig Beetle

NMNH - Education & Outreach
This object is part of the Education and Outreach collection, some of which are in the Q?rius science education center and available to see.

Whirligig

Smithsonian American Art Museum

Whirligig

Anacostia Community Museum

Whirligig

NMNH - Anthropology Dept.
PROVENIENCE NOTE: PROVENIENCE IS TAKEN FROM THE STEVENSONS' "CATALOGUE OF ETHNOLOGIC AND ARCHAEOLOGIC COLLECTIONS FROM ORAIBE" (IN THE ACCESSION FILE), ON WHICH THIS SPECIMEN (ORIGINAL NUMBER 746) APPEARS, ON PAGE 4 UNDER "ADDENDA."

Whirli-Gig: "Ulili Hula"

NMNH - Anthropology Dept.

Whirl-Gig "Mamangin"

NMNH - Anthropology Dept.

Truncated Lighthouse Whirligig

Smithsonian American Art Museum

Toy Whirligig, Gourd & String

NMNH - Anthropology Dept.
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