These monkeys may not qualify for the Jungle Animal Petting Zoo because they’re more of the circus variety, but last week’s AWMoK discussion motivated me to take a few pictures of my favorite primates and post them.
Bottom, from left to right: He plays the cymbals when you wind him up; a vintage postcard; he plays the guitar when you wind him up; he’s a hand-puppet (that I put in a basket), he bicycles when you wind him up and the colorful flaps on his shriner hat spring out and twirl; 3 soapstone monkeys in bizarre positions; wind-up organ grinder music box; stuffed monkey with “flicker” eyes. On box, from left to right: scary monkey who claps cymbals, bares teeth and pops open his eyes when wound up; carved, wooden see-hear-speak no evil monkeys; soapstone see-hear-speak no evil pencil holder. Difficult to see, but hanging to the left of the scary monkey are two cast iron monkeys who connect paw-to-paw. Sidenote: the box is “hobo art,” made from matchsticks.