Monkey charm worn by boys during smallpox epidemics. Body of padded green fabric with four pointed ends tied together with a piece of pink fabric around the middle to form arms and legs. Padded head of beige fabric painted with eyes and nose. Yellow thread tassel attached to body by two beads to form a tail.
label: square card with number 18 in large print at the top.

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