Mezzotint, "North View of Middletown & Its Vicinity," circa 1830

Summary

Before railroads, long-distance travelers often rode in public coaches. They would jostle along rough country roads with mail, freight, and other passengers "in stages," stopping every few hours to change horses. This engraving depicts a stagecoach journeying toward Middletown, Connecticut.

Before railroads, long-distance travelers often rode in public coaches. They would jostle along rough country roads with mail, freight, and other passengers "in stages," stopping every few hours to change horses. This engraving depicts a stagecoach journeying toward Middletown, Connecticut.

Artifact

Print (Visual work)

Date Made

circa 1830

Subject Date

circa 1830

Creators

Unknown

Collection Title

Seymour Dunbar Collection 

 On Exhibit

By Request in the Benson Ford Research Center

Object ID

82.129.1535

Credit

From the Collections of The Henry Ford.

Material

Paper (Fiber product)

Technique

Engraving (Printing process)

Color

Black-and-white (Colors)

Dimensions

Height: 5 in

Width: 8.75 in

Inscriptions

Description beneath: American stage coach of the football-shaped type, in Connecticut. Mezzotint engraving. Date: about 1830. Exhibited by the National Arts Club, 1909

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