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image of Model of a Side-Wheeler Model of a Side-Wheeler
Rendered by William Pollman (artist), 1935/1942
watercolor, gouache, and graphite on paperboard
overall: 39 x 48.8 cm (15 3/8 x 19 3/16 in.)
Index of American Design
1943.8.7803
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From the Tour: Toys from the Index of American Design
Object 11 of 26

With the introduction of tin toys about 1840, more complicated methods of animation were developed. This brightly painted model of a side-wheeler, made of both wood and tin, has a windup mechanism that turns the paddle wheels.

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