Passenger rail car

Object Number: 
2007.18.1.1
Date: 
ca. 1880
Medium: 
Cast iron, paint
Dimensions: 
Overall: 4 x 13 x 3 in. (10.2 x 33 x 7.6 cm)
Description: 
Cast iron eight wheel passenger rail car with "NEW YORK CENTRAL & HUDSON RIVER" embossed above windows; no floor or seats.
Gallery Label: 
This vehicle was part of the cast iron toy collection of Henry Luce III (1925-2005) and was displayed in his office at 720 Fifth Avenue.
Credit Line: 
Gift of Lila Luce and H. Christopher Luce in memory of Henry Luce III
Provenance: 
Purchased from Grey's Antiques, London.
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group