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Jumping Jacks September 27, 2020

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Today is day 200 for me being home during the COVID19 pandemic. It has been a challenging 6.5 months but the good news is I am returning to my photography job at the Central Park Zoo on Tuesday. Hopefully next Sunday’s montage will be fresh images of the fabulous animal collection at CPZ. Today’s montage is the final installment of salutes to children’s games. The jumping jack is a toy whose origins date back thousands of years. The jointed jumping jack figure is a cross between a puppet and paper doll. The figures are generally made from wood and their limbs are jointed and tied to a pull string.  When the string is pulled and released, the arms and legs move up and down. Stay healthy and wear a mask please.

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1. Irina - September 27, 2020

Love the energy displayed in the photos. That is wonderful news about Tuesday. (I wonder if the animals will say “who is that masked woman?”)

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2. mary - September 27, 2020

Fun! I never knew those little wood figures were called jumping jacks? I had one as a kid of Raggedy Annie. Looking forward to seeing old friends from the Central Park Zoo next week, I’ve missed them!

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3. Mary Radice - September 27, 2020

Happy return this week to photo taking! Great pics – didn’t know about the toy so thanks but did think of the Rolling Stones song “Jumpin’ Jack Flash it’s a gas! 🙂

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