Cadillac V-16 Mascot (1930–32): Flowing Goddess
‘Flowing Goddess’ – Cadillac V-16 Mascot (1930–32) – Photo: James W. Howe
‘Flowing Goddess’ – Cadillac V-16 Mascot (1930–32) – Photo: Mike Ver Duin
‘Flowing Goddess’ – Cadillac Hood Ornament Patent (1930)
Cadillac went through a number of radiator mascots in the 1930s. It started with the Art Deco heron
, but several other auto manufacturers had similar mascots, including Packard’s pelican
and Hispano-Suiza’s stork
For V-16 Cadillacs produced between 1930 and 1932, the manufacturer selected this flowing goddess, which was the work of William Schnell, who received a patent for its design.