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Milk Cart W/horse Man (2) Milk cans

Object Name: Delivery cart
Date: 1860-1890
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Medium: Iron, tin, brass, paint
Dimensions: Overall: 6 1/4 x 13 x 4 in. ( 15.9 x 33 x 10.2 cm )
Place made: North America, United States, Durham
Description: Tinned sheet iron delivery cart drawn by single horse; green frame with open front and back, and 2 large rectangular windows (with rounded corners) cut out of front sides; brass-plated interior with separate tin containers at back (lids with handles); red seat suspended at center and attached to slots under windows; roof with embossed border and floral pattern stencilled in gilt; back panels of cart stencilled with silhouette of cow and text; sides embossed with outline pattern and decorative embellishments; yellow horse with black tail and hooves, red saddle blanket.
Credit Line: Gift of Katharine Prentis Murphy
Object Number: 1956.43
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Marks: stencilled: on each side of wagon: "PURE/MILK"

Exhibitions:

"Tin toys and banks and cast iron vehicles," New-York Historical Society, April 21, 2000-March 31, 2002.