Rocking horse

White-painted wooden rocking horse with red saddle. With natural horsehair and metal stirrups. Original color, original leather ears. Serial number 10 on the label glued to the underside of the horse.

  • Accession Number 2021.59.144
  • Fabricant / Éditeur Dapple Gray Glider
  • Date 1910 c
  • Materials fiber, horsehair, horse, metal, paint, skin, leather, wood
  • Technique assembled, by hand, carved
  • Measurements 71 x 90 x 34 cm
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Historical context

During the industrial revolution, children were increasingly called upon to contribute to the family’s economic survival. Despite their involvement in the world of work up until the world wars and the adoption of provincial laws instituting compulsory school attendance, being a child implied a particular innocence and dependence in Montreal society. Play and entertainment established themselves at the heart of a child’s life a...

  • Accession Number 2021.59.144
  • Fabricant / Éditeur Dapple Gray Glider
  • Date 1910 c
  • Materials fiber, horsehair, horse, metal, paint, skin, leather, wood
  • Technique assembled, by hand, carved
  • Measurements 71 x 90 x 34 cm
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© Pointe-à-Callière Collection, donation by Jacques Lacaille,2021.059.144
Photo by Victor Diaz Lamich

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