A painted, wooden jig doll in the form of a clown. The head of doll is covered in black cotten hair. The doll has long, flat ears, large, pink eye brows, a large red smile, a round red nose, and wide, round eyes. The doll is depicted wearing a white bowtie, a red shirt with a blue vest. The shirt has four buttons, constructed from nails and washers, running down the center. The arms of doll are jointed and have been painted yellow. The doll’s waist is blue with red polka dots. The doll’s legs are jointed at the waist. It has red painted legs and black painted shoes. Attached at the back of the doll's head and torso is a metal hanging strip.
Objects depicting racist and/or stereotypical imagery or language may be offensive and disturbing, but the NMAAHC aims to include them in the Collection to present and preserve the historical context in which they were created and used. Objects of this type provide an important historical record from which to study and evaluate racism.