The Old Reliable Schuttler Wagon. Presented by Peter Schuttler, Chicago

Description (Brief):

Color print of a wagon train descending a mountain road to a central level area beside a river. A wooden fenced structure is located to the left with tents and a number of parked wagons across from it. This is an advertisement for Peter Schuttler, a prominent manufacturer of the wagons out of Chicago. Peter Schuttler was a German immigrant who learned his craft by working for a wagon maker in Sandusky, Ohio. In 1843 he moved to Chicago to start his own business by producing wagons for both the city and for Western travellers. By the 1850's, he had become a leading manufacturer of wagons partially due to the California Gold Rush, producing up to 1800 wagons a year. His son Peter took over the business when he died in 1865.

Description (Brief)

This image was a copy of a 1875-1880 stereo viewby Thurlow of Manitou Springs.

Date Made: n.d.Date Made: ca 1885

Maker: Clay & Company

Location: Currently not on view

Place Made: United States: New York, BuffaloDepicted: United States: Colorado

Subject: Architecture, Commercial BuildingsCarriagesHorsesWagons


See more items in: Home and Community Life: Domestic Life, Clothing & Accessories, Advertising, Art, Peters Prints, Domestic Furnishings


Exhibition Location:

Credit Line: Harry T. Peters "America on Stone" Lithography Collection

Data Source: National Museum of American History

Id Number: DL.60.3753Catalog Number: 60.3753

Object Name: chromolithographObject Type: Chromolithograph

Measurements: image: 17 1/4 in x 24 1/4 in; 43.815 cm x 61.595 cm


Record Id: nmah_326071

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