Mail Coaches Changing Horses at a New England Tavern, 1855

Summary

This wood engraving depicts a typical mid-19th-century travel scene. Traveling by stagecoach meant being jostled on rough country roads and stopping every few hours to change horses. Travelers squeezed into coaches and roadside inns with strangers.

This wood engraving depicts a typical mid-19th-century travel scene. Traveling by stagecoach meant being jostled on rough country roads and stopping every few hours to change horses. Travelers squeezed into coaches and roadside inns with strangers.

Artifact

Print (Visual work)

Subject Date

1855

Creators

Unknown

Place of Creation

United States, Massachusetts, Boston 

Collection Title

Seymour Dunbar Collection 

 On Exhibit

By Request in the Benson Ford Research Center

Object ID

82.129.1559

Credit

From the Collections of The Henry Ford.

Material

Paper (Fiber product)

Technique

Engraving (Printing process)

Dimensions

Height: 5.5 in

Width: 10.75 in

Inscriptions

Printed below image: MAIL-COACH CHANGING HORSES

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