This is one of a series of articles looking at my older American jokers:
I have no idea why this rabbit is coming out of an egg. And I can't imagine what the little mystical folk behind him are doing with the acorn on a stick. If you know what's going on here, please tell me! Cracking open the egg? Fighting off the pesky rabbit?
This Monkey Joker is among my favorites but his date of publication is a mystery to me. The character was first in soap advertising in 1880s. He's in the monkey section.
I haven't yet identified this joker. It's possible that he is not historic. He is the card performing section of the collection.
Here's the jokers that we review above from the National Card Company (with the Hochman page #).
- Rabbit egg P110
- Seated p111
- Brownies dancing P112 & 114
- Brownies playing cards P113
- pyramid P121
Here are the other articles about my early American manufacturers jokers. Note that thsi article, like a number of them, is a work in progress in which I'm looking at my joker collection which is organized by visual themes and look at it by manufacturer and history.