Fringed roof surry with two facing passenger seats and an exterior driver's seat.
As part of the Pueblo Grant, staff have been tasked to review potential items for deaccession. These vehicles and associated artifacts are proposed for deaccession due to lack of provenance, consumption of valuable storage space, duplication in the collection, difficulty in exhibition due to size, and condition.
As part of the Pueblo Grant, we want to avoid moving items that do not fit our collecting guidelines. Attempts were made to do an overall survey of type and provenance. With vehicles, for example, searches and comparisons were done for different terminology including brougham, sleigh, buggy, cutter, surrey, runabout, carriage, vis a vis, etc. Locations are also noted because many collection items are ‘stored’ in the Pueblo storage facility, the Pueblo Depot, and the Trinidad Sheds as a means of quickly accommodating their storage but not appropriately addressing their relevance to the collection. The Trinidad Sheds and the Pueblo Depot, most of all, house collections that are largely in disrepair and have not been accessed in over 10 years, also supporting their lack of relevance to the collection.