Engraving, "American Stage Wagon," Published December 21, 1798

Summary

Stage wagons were light and open, though not as comfortable as later Concord stagecoaches. They could go about five miles per hour, barring bad weather or road obstructions. The gaily painted signboards of roadside taverns beckoned weary travelers, promising rest, meals, and a chance to catch up on news. Stage wagon drivers used the stop to care for their horses.

Stage wagons were light and open, though not as comfortable as later Concord stagecoaches. They could go about five miles per hour, barring bad weather or road obstructions. The gaily painted signboards of roadside taverns beckoned weary travelers, promising rest, meals, and a chance to catch up on news. Stage wagon drivers used the stop to care for their horses.

Artifact

Print (Visual work)

Date Made

21 December 1798

Subject Date

1798

Creators

Weld, J. 

Storer, J. 

Stockdale, I. 

Place of Creation

United Kingdom, England, London 

Creator Notes

Original drawing by J. Weld. Engraving by J. Storer. Published by I. Stockdale December 21, 1798, London, England.

Collection Title

Seymour Dunbar Collection 

 On Exhibit

By Request in the Benson Ford Research Center

Object ID

82.129.1506

Credit

From the Collections of The Henry Ford.

Material

Paper (Fiber product)

Technique

Engraving (Printing process)

Color

Black-and-white (Colors)

Dimensions

Height: 8.188 in

Width: 10.375 in

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