- Luce Center Label
- An unknown artist probably created this wooden car as a trade sign, to hang in the doorway of an automobile mechanic or car dealer. A hole in the bottom of the piece suggests it may also have been used as a weather vane (Herbert W. Hemphill, Jr., Folk Sculpture USA, 1976). The car resembles the touring models introduced in the 1920s by Henry Ford to give every American family a car of their own.
- Data Source
- Smithsonian American Art Museum
- Unidentified (American)
- 20th century
- Credit Line
- Smithsonian American Art Museum, Gift of Herbert Waide Hemphill, Jr. and museum purchase made possible by Ralph Cross Johnson
- carved and painted wood and metal
- 11 1/4 x 24 1/2 x 7 7/8 in. (28.5 x 62.2 x 19.9 cm.)
- Folk Art
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