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Stroller

Object Number: 
2008.32
Date: 
1971-1972
Medium: 
Steel and other mixed metals, canvas, rubber, and plastic
Dimensions: 
Overall: 36 x 43 x 19 1/2 in. (91.4 x 109.2 x 49.5 cm)
Marks: 
Foot rest stamped with manufacturer's logo, "Silver Cross" and has painted label from retailer, "Best & Co./New York".
Description: 
Toddler stroller with deep, low-lying canvas- and rubber-covered metal seat with folding foot rest and attached folding canvas hood, mounted on metal chassis and four large rubber wheels with metal fenders. Stroller also molded metal handle with rubber grips that extends upward into position in front of seat.
Gallery Label: 
Toddler stroller was purchased by donor's mother in about 1971 or 1972 at the Liliputian Bazaar at Best & Co., Fifth Avenue and 51st Street in Manhattan. The ground level position of the seat indicates that the stroller was intended for toddlers, who could climb in and out independently. "Silver Cross Strollers" were high-end baby carriages.
Credit Line: 
Gift of Marilyn Bender
Provenance: 
Purchased by donor's mother for sister, Mrs. Anne Karp Kaplan, for her toddler.
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group