Merry-Go-Round Model

  • Unidentified (American), Merry-Go-Round Model, ca. 1890-1900, metal, pine, Smithsonian American Art Museum, Gift of Mrs. Edith Gregor Halpert, 1966.91

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The mechanical merry-go-round appeared in 1850, when a patent was issued for the system that made the horses go up and down. Merry-go-rounds were very popular from the late nineteenth century until the Great Depression, and at one time, New York’s Coney Island offered twenty-four steam-driven carousels. This toy shows a cow and a goat along with the more traditional horses.

Title
Merry-Go-Round Model
Artists
Date
ca. 1890-1900
On View
Not on view.
Dimensions
18 x 18 1/2 in. (45.7 x 47 cm)
Credit Line

Smithsonian American Art Museum

Gift of Mrs. Edith Gregor Halpert

Mediums
Classifications
Keywords
  • Animal – horse
  • Study – sculpture model
  • Animal – cattle
  • Architecture – commercial – recreation
Object Number
1966.91
Palette
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