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Carriage Collection

"Journeying through time and art: A glimpse into the world of carriages" Step back in time to the early 1920s

Background imageCarriage Collection: Waiting carriages at Grindelwald, Switzerland

Waiting carriages at Grindelwald, Switzerland
Carriages waiting for tourists at Grindelwald, near Berne, Switzerland, with the Eiger behind. Date: circa 1930s

Background imageCarriage Collection: St. Paul's and Ludgate Hill, c. 1887 (oil on canvas)

St. Paul's and Ludgate Hill, c. 1887 (oil on canvas)
CH405696 St. Paul's and Ludgate Hill, c.1887 (oil on canvas) by Logsdail, William (1859-1944); 73.3x55 cm; Private Collection; Photo © Christie's Images

Background imageCarriage Collection: Pendolino tilting train

Pendolino tilting train
A Pendolino tilting train, heading to London, tilts as it rounds a bend on the West Coast main line near Wolverton station, Bucks

Background imageCarriage Collection: Cats in a dog cart - Louis Wain

Cats in a dog cart - Louis Wain
Expect Us. A group of cats go for a spin in a cart pulled by two slightly disgruntled dogs! A fun postcard design by Louis Wain, the master of the anthromophisation of cats. Date: 1905

Background imageCarriage Collection: Back Quay and Lemon Quay, Truro, Cornwall. Probably early 1920s

Back Quay and Lemon Quay, Truro, Cornwall. Probably early 1920s
A view from Lemon Bridge with the River Kenwyn at high tide. Truro school stands on the hill in the background. Sailing barges, one with wooden square engine housing towards the stern

Background imageCarriage Collection: In the Days of Dickens by Cecil Aldin

In the Days of Dickens by Cecil Aldin
A coach and horses laden with jovial travellers looking very much like the Pickwick Club drive into a village to stop by a handsome looking coaching inn

Background imageCarriage Collection: The Chariot by Kay Nielsen

The Chariot by Kay Nielsen
An image of a dancer being carried to her carriage in the background by a masked man. Date: 29th January 1930

Background imageCarriage Collection: Campbeltown, Scotland - Main Street

Campbeltown, Scotland - Main Street viewed from the Town Hall, showing the town cross, protected by a ring of black railings

Background imageCarriage Collection: Hogarth, Four Times of the Day, Night

Hogarth, Four Times of the Day, Night
Hogarth, Four Times of the Day, 4. Night. In a narrow street leading to Charing Cross, with an equestrian statue of Charles I at the far end

Background imageCarriage Collection: RNLI lifeboat Arab II at Harlyn Bay, St Merryn, Cornwall. Around 1908

RNLI lifeboat Arab II at Harlyn Bay, St Merryn, Cornwall. Around 1908
The RNLI Lifeboat Arab II being towed across the sands at Harlyn Bay to be launched, followed by a mixed group of men, women and children

Background imageCarriage Collection: Trundholm Sun Chariot

Trundholm Sun Chariot
The Trundholm Sun Chariot is a late Nordic branze Age artifact discovered in Denmark that has been interpreted as a dispiction of the sun being pulled by a mare that may have relation to later Norse

Background imageCarriage Collection: Nord Wagons-Lits poster

Nord Wagons-Lits poster
Poster from French company PLM for the Nord Wagons-Lits London to Vichy Pullman service. A couple enjoy tea in the comfortable interior of a pullman train carriage

Background imageCarriage Collection: Blackheath Village

Blackheath Village
A view of Blackheath village from the south, looking towards the Station and Tranquil Vale

Background imageCarriage Collection: Holmes & Watson / Train

Holmes & Watson / Train
SILVER BLAZE Holmes and Watson in a railway compartment

Background imageCarriage Collection: British Guns dash through French town

British Guns dash through French town
A British Artillery piece is rushed at a gallop through the market-place of a French town, the square surrounded by shell damaged buildings

Background imageCarriage Collection: New Cooks Kitchen, Illogan, Cornwall. Late 1800s

New Cooks Kitchen, Illogan, Cornwall. Late 1800s
Three young miners, tramming at the 406 level. Photographer: John Charles Burrow (1852 - 1914)

Background imageCarriage Collection: Pump Governor - Westinghouse Air Brake

Pump Governor - Westinghouse Air Brake
Today, the air brake is the standard, fail-safe train brake used by railways worldwide. Early train brakes were hand operated and largely ineffective

Background imageCarriage Collection: Palmetto Golf Club

Palmetto Golf Club, Aiken, South Carolina, America. Palmetto Golf Club with a horse and carriage

Background imageCarriage Collection: High Street, Barnes, West London

High Street, Barnes, West London
A simply stunning real photographic postcard showing the High Street, Barnes, West London, featuring a very smart carriage (left) with two finely-dressed coachmen and a horse bus behind

Background imageCarriage Collection: Summoned to Waterloo - Brussels, 1815

Summoned to Waterloo - Brussels, 1815
SUMMONED TO WATERLOO - BRUSSELS, 1815. Chromolithograph after Robert Hillingford, published 1898 (c). Officers leaving the Duchess of Richmonds ball, with Wellington in a carriage

Background imageCarriage Collection: Blacksmiths outside their forge

Blacksmiths outside their forge
A superb photograph of six Blacksmiths and coachbuilders posing for a photograph outside their forge/workshop, each holding the tools of their trade

Background imageCarriage Collection: The Historic Water Tower, North Michigan Avenue, Chicago, Illinois, United States of America

The Historic Water Tower, North Michigan Avenue, Chicago, Illinois, United States of America, North America

Background imageCarriage Collection: Victorian man driving a horse and cart

Victorian man driving a horse and cart
Vintage engraving of Victorian man driving a horse and cart. Strange Adventures of a Dog cart, by Randolph Caldecott

Background imageCarriage Collection: Derby Day - The Olympians

Derby Day - The Olympians
Caricatures of prominent racing fans riding to Epsom in a stagecoach. From left, the Earl of Lonsdale, Lady James Douglas, Sir Edward Hulton, Lord Glaneley, Sir H. Cunliffe-Owen, Hon. G

Background imageCarriage Collection: Scene in Main Street, Nantucket, Massachusetts, USA

Scene in Main Street, Nantucket, Massachusetts, USA
Scene in Main Street, Nantucket Island, Massachusetts, USA -- people on the way to a sheep shearing festival. Date: circa 1840s

Background imageCarriage Collection: Zebra-drawn trap of Lord Walter Rothschild

Zebra-drawn trap of Lord Walter Rothschild
Rothschild broke in and trained several zebras to pull a trap, which he memorably used to visit Buckingham Palace in 1898 Date: 1898

Background imageCarriage Collection: Market Jew Street, Penzance, Cornwall. 1920s

Market Jew Street, Penzance, Cornwall. 1920s
View up Market Jew Street towards the Market House with the statue of Sir Humphrey Davy in front. Sir Humphrey Davy was born in Penzance in 1778 and became President of the Royal Society

Background imageCarriage Collection: Royal Saloon No. 233, 1909

Royal Saloon No. 233, 1909
An plush interior view of Royal saloon number 233 (later 9002). This carriage was originally built for Queen Victorias Diamond Jubilee in 1897

Background imageCarriage Collection: Busy Brooklyn Bridge the year it opened, 1883

Busy Brooklyn Bridge the year it opened, 1883
Traffic on the Brooklyn Bridge, seen from the Manhattan side, 1883. Hand-colored woodcut of a 19th-century illustration

Background imageCarriage Collection: Gorseinon, street and railway, near Swansea, South Wales

Gorseinon, street and railway, near Swansea, South Wales
View of the town of Gorseinon, near Swansea, Glamorgan, South Wales, with the railway line running in parallel with the High Street

Background imageCarriage Collection: Buffet Car from the 1930s

Buffet Car from the 1930s

Background imageCarriage Collection: Boardwalk - Atlantic City, New Jersey, USA - Rolling Chairs

Boardwalk - Atlantic City, New Jersey, USA - Rolling Chairs
Boardwalk - Atlantic City, New Jersey, USA - note the holidaymakers being pushed around in wonderful little three-wheeled wicker seats (rolling chairs / miniature carriages / carts)

Background imageCarriage Collection: Grand Hotel, Chowringhee Road, Calcutta, India

Grand Hotel, Chowringhee Road, Calcutta, India
Grand Hotel, Chowringhee Road, Calcutta (Kolkata), India. Date: circa 1905

Background imageCarriage Collection: Steam locomotive Sir Nigel Gresley, Welwyn Garden City

Steam locomotive Sir Nigel Gresley, Welwyn Garden City
Steam locomotive 60007, Sir Nigel Gresley, near the Welwyn Garden City tunnel. It was built in 1937, and is still preserved today. Date: circa 1960s

Background imageCarriage Collection: Charing Cross Hospital, Agar Street, London

Charing Cross Hospital, Agar Street, London
Charing Cross Hospital, Agar Street, near the Strand, London (now Charing Cross Police Station). Date: circa 1905

Background imageCarriage Collection: View of the Piazza Navona, Rome (oil on canvas)

View of the Piazza Navona, Rome (oil on canvas)
XJL109939 View of the Piazza Navona, Rome (oil on canvas) by Canaletto, (Giovanni Antonio Canal) (1697-1768); Hospital Tavera, Toledo, Spain; Italian, out of copyright

Background imageCarriage Collection: Donkey cart with two women, Cornwall. 1910

Donkey cart with two women, Cornwall. 1910
Donkey cart transporting two women down an unidentified lane. Photographer: Unknown

Background imageCarriage Collection: Trams causing havoc on a Belfast street

Trams causing havoc on a Belfast street
Horses, carts, wagons and pedestrians in an almighty crash involving two trams in Donegal Place in Belfast. The card caption reads: " Our Trammelled Streets" Date: 1905

Background imageCarriage Collection: LONDON: FOG, c1905. Alvin Langdon Coburns photograph Portland Place, c1905

LONDON: FOG, c1905. Alvin Langdon Coburns photograph Portland Place, c1905, showing a hansom cab in winter fog on Portland Place in the fashionable Marylebone area of central London

Background imageCarriage Collection: STIEGLITZ: NEW YORK, 1903. Horses and carriages on a snowy street in New York City

STIEGLITZ: NEW YORK, 1903. Horses and carriages on a snowy street in New York City. Photograph by Alfred Stieglitz, 1903

Background imageCarriage Collection: Withington Hospital, Manchester

Withington Hospital, Manchester
Entrance to Withington Hospital, Nell Lane, Manchester, opened in 1855 as Chorlton Union workhouse. A horse and carriage stands outside the gates

Background imageCarriage Collection: Gypsy caravan and trap

Gypsy caravan and trap in a wood clearing. Pen & ink with watercolour wash sketch by Raymond Sheppard

Background imageCarriage Collection: Unveiling Statue - Newcastle-upon-Tyne

Unveiling Statue - Newcastle-upon-Tyne
Newcastle-upon-Tyne - King Edward VII unveils the statue of his late Mother Queen Victoria at the Royal Victoria Infirmary, July 11th, 1906. The sculpture was made by George James Frampton (1860-1928)

Background imageCarriage Collection: Cinderella theatre poster

Cinderella theatre poster
Theatre poster for the pantomime Cinderella, showing Cinders arriving in a glass carriage for the ball, complete with fan and glamorous dress and wig

Background imageCarriage Collection: Front View of Wollaton Hall, Nottingham with Horse and Carriage

Front View of Wollaton Hall, Nottingham with Horse and Carriage
Artist: Redgate, Arthur W. - Title: Front View of Wollaton Hall, Nottingham with Horse and Carriage - Date: N/A - Original Medium and Size: Oil on Canvas 69 x 135

Background imageCarriage Collection: Chatsworth House C18Th

Chatsworth House C18Th
Chatsworth House & its extensive, landscaped grounds in the middle of the 18th century. Avenues of trees, walled gardens, waterworks & fountain are depicted

Background imageCarriage Collection: Snow shovellers in Piazza della Signoria in Florence after an exceptional snowfall

Snow shovellers in Piazza della Signoria in Florence after an exceptional snowfall Florence piazza della Signoria. Date of Photograph:1900 ca

Background imageCarriage Collection: Signing of the Armistice, Compiegne, France, WW1

Signing of the Armistice, Compiegne, France, WW1
Signing of the Armistice in the carriage of Marshal Fochs private train, Compiegne, France, marking the end of the First World War. Illustration by F Chamouin. 1918



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"Journeying through time and art: A glimpse into the world of carriages" Step back in time to the early 1920s, where the Pendolino tilting train revolutionized transportation. Its sleek design and innovative technology allowed for a smoother ride, making travel a true delight. In Truro, Cornwall, Back Quay and Lemon Quay were bustling with activity during this era. The streets painted by Cecil Aldin in "In the Days of Dickens" capture the essence of life in that vibrant period. But it's not just people who enjoyed carriage rides; even cats found themselves whisked away on adventures. Louis Wain's whimsical depiction of felines in a dog cart brings a touch of humor to our imagination. Kay Nielsen's masterpiece "The Chariot" transports us to an ethereal realm where mythical creatures pull magnificent carriages through enchanted landscapes. It reminds us that they are not merely modes of transport but vessels for dreams and fantasies. Carriage history takes us beyond borders as British guns dash through French towns – an emblematic image representing both power and conflict intertwined within these elegant vehicles. Closer to home, St. Paul's Cathedral stands tall amidst Ludgate Hill in London circa 1887. This oil painting captures the grandeur and majesty associated with horse-drawn carriages traversing cobbled streets beneath its imposing presence. From Campbeltown, Scotland's Main Street to Blackheath Village, these picturesque locations witnessed countless journeys made by horse-drawn carriages. They serve as reminders of simpler times when leisurely strolls or important errands were carried out at a slower pace. Outside their forge, blacksmiths skillfully crafted intricate carriage parts – wheels turning under their skilled hands while sparks danced around them like fireflies illuminating their craftmanship. Across continents lies Chicago's Historic Water Tower on North Michigan Avenue - an architectural marvel that has stood witness to the evolution of carriages.