Waybill for Stagecoach and Rail Travel, "Rail-Road Line of Stages from North-Canaan to New York," 1841

Summary

Waybills helped nineteenth-century stage lines keep track of fares and passengers. For each journey, company agents would fill out passenger names, destinations, number of seats and collected fares. This waybill documents a trip on the Rail-Road Line of Stages from North Canaan, Connecticut to New York. Stage lines often connected outlying towns with cities and railways.

Waybills helped nineteenth-century stage lines keep track of fares and passengers. For each journey, company agents would fill out passenger names, destinations, number of seats and collected fares. This waybill documents a trip on the Rail-Road Line of Stages from North Canaan, Connecticut to New York. Stage lines often connected outlying towns with cities and railways.

Artifact

Waybill

Date Made

03 June 1841

Subject Date

03 June 1841

Creators

Unknown

Collection Title

Seymour Dunbar Collection 

 On Exhibit

By Request in the Benson Ford Research Center

Object ID

82.129.1549

Credit

From the Collections of The Henry Ford.

Material

Paper (Fiber product)

Technique

Printing (Process)
Engraving (Printing process)

Color

Black-and-white (Colors)

Dimensions

Height: 6.25 in

Width: 8.25 in

Inscriptions

RAIL-ROAD LINE Of Stages from North-Canaan to New York. Canaan June 3, 1841 Description beneath: Way bill of the New York-North Canaan line of coaches. Date: June 3, 1841.

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