This drawing by Hermann Schlossberger (1888-1953) depicts a young baby carriage drawn in a style reminiscent of the popular baby carriage of the same name.
The carriage, which is believed to be a prototype for the baby carriage known today, is the subject of a series of fascinating drawings from the time of its conception.
Some of the drawings, including one of a baby carriage with two women standing on a horse, were taken during a time when Hermann was a leading figure in the field of modern art.
In the 1930s, Schlossenberg drew this baby carriage on the cover of his book, The Illustrated World of the Artist.
It has also been the subject, in many ways, of the Hermann von Habsburg Museum’s exhibition, The Hermann Von Habsberg Baby Carriage.
A baby carriage in the Habsburgh Collection.
(Hermann von habsburg museum via Flickr)In an article on the Hascauld family in the New York Times in 2012, photographer Edward Hermann said that the baby cart was a “bunch of little things” that he would sometimes take with him when he traveled.
“It’s a little thing for my wife to hold in her hand and say, ‘Here is the carriage you are going to see,'” he said.
“It makes me happy when she is carrying it.”
The baby carriage is now on display in the collection of the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York City.
You can see the carriage in its entirety here.
© The New York Public Library, NY, 2018