This beautiful natural-wood station wagon (Brewster #25724), which sold at the recent Martin’s Aucion, was completed in March 1907 and was owned by William Brewster.

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the lovely underside (interior) of the station wagon’s roof

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horse-drawn station wagons (unlike our cars of the same name) were usually used to transport guests from train stations to hotels, etc. … here, the luggage rack

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For some reason, the Brewster records refer to this vehicle as a station wagon “prairie schooner.” The size, shape, and probable use of this Brewster vehicle bear no real resemblance to actual prairie schooners, of course. So I’m guessing the reference may have had something to do with the style and look of the sides of the vehicle’s body.