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

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

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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.
Location
Currently not on view
Object Name
chromolithograph
Object Type
Chromolithograph
Date made
n.d.
date made
ca 1885
maker
Clay & Company
place made
United States: New York, Buffalo
depicted
United States: Colorado
Measurements
image: 17 1/4 in x 24 1/4 in; 43.815 cm x 61.595 cm
ID Number
DL.60.3753
catalog number
60.3753
Credit Line
Harry T. Peters "America on Stone" Lithography Collection
subject
Architecture, Commercial Buildings
Carriages
Horses
Wagons
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Cultural and Community Life: Domestic Life
Clothing & Accessories
Domestic Furnishings
Art
Advertising
Peters Prints
Data Source
National Museum of American History
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