Yesterday (Day Two at the WEG), I was in the CAA office/shop all day, so I thought I would share with you part of the display we have in the “lobby” area of our building. Katharine worked with Bill Cooke in the KHP’s International Museum of the Horse to arrange a loan of several exquisite models of various types of horse-drawn vehicles. Some are horsed, some aren’t, and some even have little model drivers and passengers.

A peek at the display (captions on the final three are taken from Katharine’s descriptions):

a close-up of the leader of a tandem of model ponies

this Clarence is a very similar vehicle to the Brougham, but it provides a much roomier interior and features a full-sized, rear-facing seat

children loved this tub-shaped Governess Cart, and so did their nannies; the high sides prevented the youngsters from falling out and the face-to-face seating arrangement allowed the governess to keep an eye on her charges

British architect Joseph Hansom originally developed his famous Hansom Cab in the 1830s, but it did not gain popularity in the U.S. until the late nineteenth century; these vehicles were primarily used as public vehicles, most commonly in New York City