Pedal Power: The Art and History of the Pedal Car

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Pedal cars are one of the clearest examples of American’s fascination with and love for the automobile. From the very earliest days of the automobile industry, through the post WWII boom years and into the muscle era of the 1960s, pedal cars were among the most highly sought after toys for kids in a country that was embracing the car culture on the heels of rapid industrialization.  This exhibit explores the concurrent development, history and artistry of this iconic American toy.


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