Carriage from the Past

C is for Carriage.
This summer we stopped at an antique store and this was out in the yard.  It intriques me, where did come from? Who owned it? Where did they take it too church? Parties? I like the fringe top and I wonder if the owner had to pay extra for it?

How did women keep their skirts from brushing the dirty wheel when they disembarked?

So many questions….
So many stories shushed…
So many ideas racing through my mind today…

UPDATE! I have learned that this is a Jenny Lind used from 1850 to the 1900s and only one horse was needed to pull it. How did I learn this? I found out by purchasing a dvd called 19th Century Carriages & Wagons A Resource for Writers by Lynn Coleman. You can get it here.

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