Clarissa Cow is modeled after a Holstein-Friesian, the most popular dairy breed in New York State. She has traveled all over New York State to promote good nutrition, agriculture, and the Empire State Carousel. She was hand carved by Bruno Speiser and painted by Jill Irving and now is a part of the Empire State Carousel.
Clarissa Cow, Bruno Speiser and Jill Irving, 1947 and 2003, wood. The Farmers’ Museum, Cooperstown, New York, Farmers’ Museum Teaching Collection, P0003.2005 (098).