One of many questionable figure choices for a cast iron shooting gallery in the early 20th century, this popular comic strip character first appeared in George McManus' strip The Newlyweds in 1907 as Baby Snookums. Only a few of these targets are known, this example in very old park paint with a bit of iron loss between the legs, it would also have had a mechanical element not fully present back side.
Pictured on page 8 of Dickman's 1921 Catalog E on Gallery No. 62 and described on page 20 of that Catalog as being the 'Snookum' Make 'Em Yell' noisy kid.
Pictured on page 57 of Sellers' book (Figure 4.2).
Measures 20 x 12.5 inches, excluding stand.
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