When American cities grew in the 19th century to include paved streets, sidewalks, and parks for leisurely strolls, manufacturers offered perambulators for mothers to transport (and show off) their so-adorable sons and daughters. Girls, imitating their mothers, used diminutive doll carriages to show off their own treasured dolls.


  • Title: Doll carriage
  • Creator: Francis L. Hughes
  • Date Created: ca. 1900
  • Location: Rochester, NY
  • Type: Doll Accessories
  • Medium: steel, strip, wood, wire, varnish, wicker
  • Object ID: 79.1049

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