Theodore Roosevelt's Brougham, 1902

Summary

This elegant vehicle was used by President Theodore Roosevelt on official occasions. Though automobiles began to replace horse-drawn vehicles during the Taft administration, the White House housekeeping department continued using the brougham to haul groceries and run other errands. In 1928 a Model A Ford was acquired for that purpose and this carriage was retired.

This elegant vehicle was used by President Theodore Roosevelt on official occasions. Though automobiles began to replace horse-drawn vehicles during the Taft administration, the White House housekeeping department continued using the brougham to haul groceries and run other errands. In 1928 a Model A Ford was acquired for that purpose and this carriage was retired.

Artifact

Brougham (Carriage)

Date Made

1902

Subject Date

1902-1928

Creators

Unknown

Place of Creation

United Kingdom, England 

Creator Notes

Attributed to an unknown English carriage maker.

Presidential Vehicles
 On Exhibit

at Henry Ford Museum in Presidential Vehicles

Object ID

32.372.1

Credit

From the Collections of The Henry Ford.

Material

Wood (Plant material)
Glass (Material)
Leather
Metal
Felt (Textile)
Rubber (Material)
Wool (Textile)
Silver (Metal)

Color

Black (Color)
Blue

Dimensions

Height: 77 in

Width: 66.5 in

Length: 128 in

Diameter: 44 in  (Wheel Diameter)

Diameter: 35.25 in  (Wheel Diameter)

Wheelbase: 82 in

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