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

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

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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.
This image was a copy of a 1875-1880 stereo viewby Thurlow of Manitou Springs.
Currently not on view
Object Name
Object Type
Date made
date made
ca 1885
Clay & Company
place made
United States: New York, Buffalo
United States: Colorado
image: 17 1/4 in x 24 1/4 in; 43.815 cm x 61.595 cm
ID Number
catalog number
Credit Line
Harry T. Peters "America on Stone" Lithography Collection
Architecture, Commercial Buildings
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Cultural and Community Life: Domestic Life
Clothing & Accessories
Domestic Furnishings
Peters Prints
Data Source
National Museum of American History
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