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Man, Ox-drawn Cart with Logs and Saw, Cow, Calf and Trough

after 1950 W. S. Rosenbaum wood and metal A (cart):11 1/8 x 37 3/8 x 16 5/8 in. (28.2 x 94.8 x 42.2 cm.) Smithsonian American Art Museum Gift of Herbert Waide Hemphill, Jr. and museum purchase made possible by Ralph Cross Johnson 1986.65.264A Not currently on view

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W. S. Rosenbaum probably made this group of carvings as a toy with movable arms and legs. Children could act out many different stories by changing the positions of the pieces. The ox-drawn cart, domestic animals, and the man’s clothing create a charming image of farm life.


Animal - cattle

Architecture - vehicle - cart

Figure male - knee length


folk art

metal - iron


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