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Cast in Chrome: The Art of Hood Ornaments

Presented by The Frick Pittsburgh at The Frick Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh PA

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Cast in Chrome: The Art of Hood Ornaments

Over the history of motoring, hood ornaments evolved from the practical (externally mounted radiator caps) to the purely decorative. Today, only a few luxury brands continue the tradition. Why were hood ornaments so popular and what led to their end?

Over the history of motoring, hood ornaments evolved from the practical (externally mounted radiator caps) to the purely decorative. Today, only a few luxury brands continue the tradition. Why were hood ornaments so popular and what led to their demise? Cast in Chrome at the Frick Car and Carriage Museum takes a look at the evolution of these decorative automobile elements. What began as a means to monitor radiator temperature became a way of displaying status and personalizing vehicles. The

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