Textile, Jocko, 1892
Jocko is just one of a patented group of cloth animals first manufactured by the Arnold Print Works of North Adams, Massachusetts in 1892. With sewing instructions printed directly on the fabric, the animals were typically made from three pieces that were cut, stitched and stuffed with cotton. An optional piece of cardboard added in the bottom would make the animal stand upright. Arnold Print Works took out a full-page advertisement in the October 25, 1894 issue of The Youth’s Companion that showed Jocko along with other domestic animals like Tabby Cat, the dogs Bow-Wow, Tatters and Floss, Bunny, and Rooster.
This object was
It is credited
Gift of Harvey Smith.
Its dimensions are
Warp x Weft: 45 x 60.2 cm (17 11/16 x 23 11/16 in.)
It has the following markings
Arnold Print Works, Incorporated, North Adams, MA
It is inscribed
Patented July 5, 1892 and Oct 4, 1892
Cite this object as
Textile, Jocko, 1892; USA; cotton; Warp x Weft: 45 x 60.2 cm (17 11/16 x 23 11/16 in.); Gift of Harvey Smith; 1964-53-5