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Carousel Figure of a Frog or "Hop-toad," 1910-1914

1910/1914

The Henry Ford

The Henry Ford

In the early 20th century, amusement park goers dressed in their Sunday best climbed aboard colorful, hand-carved animals to enjoy a carousel ride. Horses were most common, but riders could choose from more exotic creatures found on some carousels. Herschell-Spillman made this whimsical frog -- the only carousel manufacturer to do so. It's the only American carousel animal you'll see wearing human clothing.

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  • Title: Carousel Figure of a Frog or "Hop-toad," 1910-1914
  • Date Created: 1910/1914
  • Location: United States, California, San Francisco, United States, Washington, Spokane
  • Subject Keywords: Animals, Frogs (Animals), Toads, Amusement rides, Carousel animals, Carousels, Merry-go-round
  • Type: Objects
  • Contributor: The Henry Ford
  • Original Source: http://collections.thehenryford.org/Collection.aspx?objectKey=167422
  • Object Name: Carousel animal
  • Object ID: 73.209.1.12
  • Image ID: THF113716
  • Credit: From the Collections of The Henry Ford.

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