First thing this morning (well, after a leisurely, social breakfast), Richard Nicoll formally welcomed the symposium participants to the event and to Colonial Williamsburg.

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Then, in today’s first full round of lectures, we heard talks on the carriage-building industry in Warsaw, Poland, over several centuries; the life and times of painter C. Cooper Henderson; commercial freighting lines in the Old West; carriage appointments and what they can tell us about the vehicle and its occupants; and carriage lamps.

As usual at these events, we’re off to a very good start in the food department as well. Here’s just one plate that was on offer during the afternoon break … not to be confused with the morning break, or the midday break. 

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Finally, here are a couple of photos of an adorable little model train that a CAA member brought to share with fellow symposium participants. The “cars” are carriages, and the entire train is only a couple of inches tall.

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