National Gallery of Art - THE COLLECTION
image of Toy Streetcar Toy Streetcar
Rendered by Michael Fallon (artist), c. 1942
watercolor and graphite on paperboard
overall: 30.7 x 40.7 cm (12 1/16 x 16 in.) Original IAD Object: 12" high; 21" long; 8" wide
Index of American Design
1943.8.7804
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From the Tour: Toys from the Index of American Design
Object 4 of 26

Pull toys, set on wheels, provided animation to heighten a child's pleasure. Pull toys were frequently made of wood, as in this streetcar model of about 1885. Inscribed with the owner's name, Vera, this handmade toy is of pine. The sides have sawn-out decorations of crescents, and the windows of the ends and cupola are backed with colored glass. There is a hole on top to insert a candle.

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