Pierce-Arrow Archer Hood Ornament, 1931-1938

Summary

Many early 20th century luxury automobile manufacturers outfitted their vehicles with hood ornaments or mascots. These decorative mascots were not only an advertisement for the company, but were also a symbol of the car owner's wealth and good taste. It seems appropriate that American car manufacturer Pierce-Arrow affixed an archer to the fronts of their models.

Many early 20th century luxury automobile manufacturers outfitted their vehicles with hood ornaments or mascots. These decorative mascots were not only an advertisement for the company, but were also a symbol of the car owner's wealth and good taste. It seems appropriate that American car manufacturer Pierce-Arrow affixed an archer to the fronts of their models.

Artifact

Hood ornament

Date Made

1931-1938

Creators

Dawley, Herbert M., 1880-1970 

Pierce-Arrow Motor Car Company 

Place of Creation

United States, New York, Buffalo 

Creator Notes

Designed by Herbert M. Dawley for the Pierce-Arrow Motor Car Company, Buffalo, New York.

Location

Not on exhibit to the public.

Object ID

89.1.1734.55.1

Credit

From the Collections of The Henry Ford. Gift of the Family of William L. Mitchell.

Material

Bronze (Metal)

Dimensions

Height: 5.5 in

Width: 4 in

Length: 6 in

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