John D. Hall
J. & E. Stevens Company (manufacturer)
Cromwell, Connecticut, 1843-1950s
“Hall’s Excelsior” or “Cashier Bank” mechanical bank
Iron, wood, pigment
Gift of Katherine Kierland Herberger. 2003.236.931
Saturday, April 3, 2010Sunday, March 27, 2011
Katherine Herberger did not set out to have one of the most significant collections of antique still and mechanical banks in the country, but at the time of her death in 2003, her collection included more than 1,000 examples. The Katherine Kierland Herberger Collection of Banks has now found a permanent home at The Minneapolis Institute of Arts, where a newly dedicated gallery on the ground floor between the Family Center and classrooms showcases the collection.