Cakewalk Dancer - (Toy Black Memorabilia)

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Cakewalk Dancer - (Toy, Black Memorabilia) The cakewalk dancer is a toy made of tin that was patented by J.M. Cromwell in 1879. It is a black man with a swallowtail coat on. The cakewalk dance was developed from a "Prize Walk" done in the days of slavery, generally at get-togethers on plantations in the Southern United States.

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