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Sled

Object Number: 
1941.916
Date: 
1850-1875
Medium: 
Wood, iron, paint
Dimensions: 
Overall: 11 x 37 x 17 in. ( 27.9 x 94 x 43.2 cm )
Marks: 
stencilled: in black on top of seat: "FREMONT."
Description: 
Wooden sled; two runners with strips of iron nailed to bottom; iron forms curl at each end; flat seat with U-shaped cutout at front; handle grips at sides; all painted red (worn) with outlines in black; "Fremont" painted in black across top of seat.
Gallery Label: 
This sled belonged to Edward Rittenhouse Barton, the father of the donor. According to the donor, the name "Fremont" stencilled on the seat of the sled refers to John C. Frémont, a Presidential candidate in 1856.
Credit Line: 
Gift of Howard R. Barton
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group