This rare paper toy elephant cut out was titled, "A Patient Beggar". It was an insert in the Boston Globe as an "art supplement" in 1906. When the toy is assembled it makes an elephant that nods back and forth when placed on a table with a weight behind it. Throw the elephant a peanut and he reaches for it with his trunk.
This amazing piece of vintage ephemera is lithographed on heavy stock. It includes directions for assembly as well as a "cutting key" which illustrates the finished circus toy. The title reads, "A Patient Beggar - Copyright 1906 by J V Sloan & Co, 1 Madison Ave., N Y Patent Pending - Supplement to the Boston Sunday Globe". The piece measures 10" x 7 7/8".
This paper toy is in good, uncut condition with some light soiling and yellowing (as is to be expected of a piece of this age) and a small chip missing from the top right corner which does not affect the toy itself in any way.
A rare, hard to find piece of vintage ephemera.