London, South Kensington
18 June 2002
A Steiff chimpanzee
with light brown mohair, brown and black glass eyes, white mohair chin, felt face, ears, hands and feet, swivel head and jointed limbs --12½in. (32cm.) high, circa 1910 (discoloration to felt, a few holes in hands and feet and slight wear) and a Speed Photo Co. of North & South Shields studio photograph of a small girl holding this chimp (2)
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It is believed that this Chimpanzee was used as a prop by the photographer at the North and South Sheilds studios.
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