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image of Miniature Oxcart Miniature Oxcart
Rendered by Eugene Bartz (artist), c. 1939
watercolor and graphite on paperboard
overall: 32.3 x 45.6 cm (12 11/16 x 17 15/16 in.) Original IAD Object: 11 1/4" high; 27 1/2" long; 8 1/4" wide
Index of American Design
1943.8.7805
Not on View
From the Tour: Toys from the Index of American Design
Object 8 of 26

Vehicular toys record the history of transportation in the United States. This is a miniature covered wagon, pulled by oxen. It imitates the primitive oxcarts in general use in the 1860s and 1870s and was made by an unknown pioneer settler near Stoughton, Wisconsin. The model is hand-carved of pine; the covering of the wagon is linen.

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