We recently received a donation of books and old carriage catalogs for the CAA’s library (thank you, Charlie!), which included the 1891 catalog of fine vehicles from the Buckeye Buggy Company (“Arbiters of Fashions”) of Columbus, Ohio.

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Here is one of the firm’s vehicles (number 11.5), a “Wing Dash, Canopy Phaeton” …

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The catalog description of this carriage notes that it has “all the latest swells, curves, and sweeps.” It was available for $260.

I’ll have more on this catalog, including more Gray-Parker illustrations, over the next few days.