Black American Lawn Jockey

$435.00

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Most folks are unaware of the furtive and noble role these “Jockos” played in the first half of the 19th Century.

These statues were used as markers on the Underground Railroad throughout the South into Canada. Green ribbons were tied to the arms of the statue to indicate safety; red ribbons meant to keep going.

These figures, which were sometimes used in a clandestine nature, and sometimes without the knowledge of the person who owned the statue, was a positive and supportive image to African-Americans on the road to freedom.

Sometimes a flag was put into the hand of the statue to indicate safety.
It’s because of this role that jockeys – or their precursors, the groomsmen, which were dressed in slave’s clothing–have become sought-after collectibles.

Take home a piece of history. All original, guaranteed authentic
All are believed to be original paint and condition.
Circa 1800’s to early 1900’s

(4) Available. In chronological order from the first image
1. Concrete Jockey – measures 26″ tall ($435) Approximate weight 60lbs
2. Cast Iron Bellboy – measures 38″ tall x 1″ thick ($725) Approximate weight 35lbs
3. Cast Iron Jockey- measures 40″ tall ($525) Approximate weight 50lbs
4. Cast Iron Jockey- measures 50″ tall ($795) Approximate weight 75lbs

You will receive this exact item in photo!

<h2>Disclaimer<h2> * All Sales Final, No Refunds, Exchanges or Returns.<p> You will Not receive the exact crate in photo. Crates will be dropped off at front door step unless otherwise instructed by the buyer at Check Out under Order Notes<p> No two crates are the same as far as shades of patina or label stenciling.<p> * Prices subject to change<p> Keep in mind these crates are OLD and have been Abused over the years by hard working fruit growers during harvest season. Portions of the wood boards may have cracks or chips missing, With that said they are still in good stable condition. These crates come straight from farms, barns, vineyards, and bottling companies, therefore a good wash is recommended to remove dirt & grime.<p> Before we ship out or hand deliver we make sure that the ends, sides and bottoms are intact.<p> There are a few people who want perfection – Please don’t expect it from these OLD crates. Rather, perfection would be found with brand new crates at a department store…

Description

Vintage Flanged Phone Sign — 24″

Approximate Weight:    60 lbs

Available: 1
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Additional information

Stenciling