Carousel Figure of a Horse, 1910-1914

Summary

This hand-carved figure was made by the Herschell-Spillman Company, the largest carousel manufacturer in the United States between 1904 and 1920. Carousels were extremely popular in amusement parks and seaside resorts at this time. This figure was stationary, remaining in place as the carousel revolved. It is part of an operating carousel in Greenfield Village.

This hand-carved figure was made by the Herschell-Spillman Company, the largest carousel manufacturer in the United States between 1904 and 1920. Carousels were extremely popular in amusement parks and seaside resorts at this time. This figure was stationary, remaining in place as the carousel revolved. It is part of an operating carousel in Greenfield Village.

Artifact

Carousel animal

Date Made

1910-1914

Creators

Herschell-Spillman Company 

Place of Creation

United States, New York, North Tonawanda 

Creator Notes

Made by Herschell-Spillman Company, North Tonawanda, New York.

Greenfield Village
 On Exhibit

at Greenfield Village in Carousel

Object ID

2004.0.44.1

Credit

From the Collections of The Henry Ford.

Material

Horsehair
Wood (Plant material)

Technique

Hand-painted
Woodcarving

Color

Black (Color)
Blue
Brown
Green
Peach (Color)
Pink (Color)
White (Color)
Yellow

Dimensions

Length: 51 in

Width: 11.5 in

Height: 49.5 in

Inscriptions

Underside of belly: XXXXVIIII

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