Toy Horse-Drawn Carriage

This handmade toy was given to U.S. Army Chaplain Abraham Zemach by a liberated prisoner from a concentration camp.

Unknown Maker

The carriage drawn by four horses is carved from several pieces of wood pieced together and decorated with paint: red, blue, gold, white, and green. The horses' manes are made from feathers. The inscription "Berchtesgaden" on the box lid suggests that it may have been made at a displaced persons camp, as Orlyk and Insula DP camps were located in Berchtesgaden.

Name: Toy Horse-Drawn Carriage
Artist: Unknown Maker
Origin: Berchtesgaden, Germany, ca. 1945-1949
Medium: Feathers, Paint, String, Wood
Dimensions: 3 5/8 x 10 1/16 x 2 3/4 in.
Credit: Gift of Andrea Stille
Catalog Number: 2005.43.1-.3