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The Wagon / El Carro
 
This page attempts to record what is known about the origin and history of the origami design known as The Wagon / El Carro. Please contact me if you know any of this information is incorrect or if you have any other information that should be added. Thank you.

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As far as I know a version of this design, drawn by a Pajarita, first appears in 'La Campana Catalana' of 29th April 1908, printed in Barcelona, in a cartoon featuring various paperfolding designs by Apeles Mestres, headed 'Fantasias' and 'Idili de paper'.

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Diagrams for 'El carro con toldo' (The wagon with awning) appear in 'El Mundo de Papel' by Dr Nemesio Montero, which was published by G Miranda in Edicions Infancia in Valladolid in 1939.

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