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Accession Number: 2008.19.4

Physical Description: Large, wooden pull toy in the shape of a dachshund. Dog is segmented into three pieces, and is hinged with nails just behind the front legs and just in front of the back legs. Wooden wheels at the ends of the legs. Wheels are painted red and mounted on wooden dowels with metal pins. The dowels run through the legs. Nail heads serve as the dog's eyes. Gold paint around eyes and mouth, as well as around neck to simulate a collar.

History of Object: Part of a collection of toys the donor received from his parents, Ralph E. and Ada V. (Hopkins) Lake in the 1920s. He believes he received the toys before 1926, the year he first attended school. He played with them at successive family homes in Lebo, Strawn, and Pomona, Kansas, between 1920 and 1932. The donor's children played with the toys in the 1950s while visiting their grandmother.

Date: Between 1920 and 1926

Dimensions (in cm): 13.00 (H) 12.00 (W) 59.00 (D)

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Associations and Subjects

    Use, Place of: Strawn (Kan.)
    Use, Place of: Franklin County (Kan.)
    Use, Place of: Lebo (Kan.)
    Use, Place of: Pomona (Kan.)
    Use, Place of: Coffey County (Kan.)

Status: Cataloged

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