Child’s Sleigh, Pioneer Village, Minden, Nebraska

This is a smaller conveyance than the previous ones, as indicated by it being displayed on top of a table or cabinet. Such a sleigh would only be suitable for a small child as a entertainment, often pulled by a dog or goat, depending on the season. In snowy winters, it could also be used unharnessed by descending down a snow covered slope the way a sled would be used.

Made by Dexter, West Nyack, N.Y.

The description states:

BEAUTIFULLY DECORATED SLEIGH

Sleigh painted by one of Nebraska’s Famous Artists, Terence Duren. On display with 30,000 times in 22 buildings on 2 1/2 city blocks. Located 130 miles west of Lincoln, Nebr., on U. S. 6 & 34.

–This particular sleigh was probably intended only for indoor use. The card likely dates from the 1960s.

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