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image of Carousel Calliope Figure Carousel Calliope Figure
Rendered by Robert Pohle (artist), c. 1939
watercolor, graphite, and heightening on paperboard
overall: 48.9 x 36.2 cm (19 1/4 x 14 1/4 in.) Original IAD Object: 18" High (approx)
Index of American Design
1943.8.8055
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From the Tour: Woodcarving from the Index of American Design
Object 14 of 26

This ballet girl, a rather plump blonde with luxuriantly disheveled hair, was an ornament for the calliope, or steam organ. Carved around 1895, it is typical of the figures of dancers and musicians favored as suitable subjects for calliopes.

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