These plates come from the 'New York Coach-Maker's Magazine [Devoted to the Literary, Social and Mechanical History of the Craft]' from ~1870 at the Smithsonian Institution. (Background artifact has been removed from all the above images)
They also link to the excellent Carriage Museum of America which includes all sorts of esoteric articles (and modest illustrations) derived from 19th and early 20th century carriage and coachmaking journals.
Sunday, December 03, 2006
Posted by peacay at 9:28 pm