Conestoga Wagon Painting

Date:
1883
Creator:
Newbold Hough Trotter (1827-1880)

This work was painted in Philadelphia, PA.

Location:
300 North St., Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, 17120
Institution:
State Museum of Pennsylvania

Conestoga Wagon

Date:
c. 1840

Conestoga wagon bodies did not float across rivers. They were not watertight, had no buoyancy and were loaded very heavily. This wagon could carry three tons of goods. It was made in Pennsylvania around 1840.

Location:
300 North St., Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, 17120
Institution:
State Museum of Pennsylvania