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image of Sled Sled
Rendered by Wayne White (artist), c. 1940
watercolor, graphite, and gouache on paperboard
overall: 35.1 x 61.3 cm (13 13/16 x 24 1/8 in.) Original IAD Object: 5" high; 34 1/2" long; 13 1/4" wide
Index of American Design
1943.8.7825
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From the Tour: Toys from the Index of American Design
Object 26 of 26

This is a child's sled made of pine and poplar wood with oak struts. The sled is painted and includes a butterfly motif in white. It must have been made for a girl, since the name "Lettie Augusta Davis" is painted on the top in white letters, but such coasting sleds were usually intended for boys at that time. The sled was made in 1874 by Carpenter Davis.

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