Print Showing Stagecoach about to Start, 1810-1820

Summary

Before railroads, long-distance travelers often purchased a ticket and climbed aboard a public coach. They would jostle along rough country roads with mail, freight, and other passengers "in stages," stopping every few hours to change horses.

Before railroads, long-distance travelers often purchased a ticket and climbed aboard a public coach. They would jostle along rough country roads with mail, freight, and other passengers "in stages," stopping every few hours to change horses.

Artifact

Print (Visual work)

Subject Date

1810-1820

Collection Title

Seymour Dunbar Collection 

 On Exhibit

By Request in the Benson Ford Research Center

Object ID

82.129.1512

Credit

From the Collections of The Henry Ford.

Material

Paper (Fiber product)

Color

Black-and-white (Colors)

Dimensions

Height: 8.25 in

Width: 5 in

Inscriptions

Description beneath: Stage coach about to start. Possibly English. Valuable for construction detail and period costumes (about 1810-1820). Date of print: Much later than scene portrayed.

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