Museum Open

The New-York Historical Society Museum will be open on July 3 and 4 to celebrate Independence Day.

Child's Cart

Object Number: 
1947.301
Date: 
1865-1895
Medium: 
Metal, wood, leather, textile, paint
Dimensions: 
overall (without handle): 38 x 57 x 23 in. ( 96.5 x 144.8 x 58.4 cm )
Description: 
Child's pull cart with four wheels, oval, open body with two seats and a fixed canopy; painted green with gold trim and eagle crest; red leather interior, orange and red velvet canopy lining and fringe; earlier blue paint visible.
Gallery Label: 
According to accession records, this type of child's cart was used in Central Park in the 1870s and 1880s.
Credit Line: 
Gift of the Hudson River Museum
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group