Posted 5 years ago
My grandmother always told me she took this from her uncle when she was young...maybe in her 20s. Said it offended her. Noticed she always showed it to people when she was younger. When she passed away, it was left to me. The crank makes the woman do a little belly dance. I also have a newer one, from the 40s, of a white woman. I've been able to find lots of these made of caucasian people, never black figures. I would like to know when these were first made?? Are they worth anything? And is mine rare, since I've never found another black one? Have now purchased two more. Harder to find, maybe not so rare....