Spider Phaeton, Pony-size

L. Glesenkamp and Companycirca 1897 - circa 1897

The Frick Pittsburgh

The Frick Pittsburgh
Pittsburgh, United States

This pony-size Spider Phaeton belonged to young Helen Clay Frick. Helen learned to ride and drive at an early age, and in the 1890s, she was given a pair of ponies named Countess and Violet. She fondly recalled driving her “stylish and much loved” ponies through Pittsburgh’s Schenley and Highland Parks and along Beechwood Boulevard. A family photograph shows Helen with the reins of Countess and Violet in a similar carriage to this pony-size Spider Phaeton.


  • Title: Spider Phaeton, Pony-size
  • Creator: L. Glesenkamp and Company
  • Date: circa 1897 - circa 1897
  • Location Created: Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, United States
  • Physical Dimensions: w64 x h65 x d90 in.
  • Type: Carriage
  • Medium: Carriage

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