Travel Photography Photos tagged as raymond_carriage_museum
Work wagons, such as this produce wagon, were tailored to match the items they carried. Produce was sold on the street directly from the wagon, so these were brightly colored to attract customers.
This is outside the Museum, one of the few exhibits that wasn't in showroom condition.
The "Spider" name comes from the delicate lines of this carriage. It was developed in the US in the 1860's and remained popular until the 1890's. It was often used in competitive driving since it was light, comfortable and safer to drive then most two wheelers.
Vis-A-Vis means 'Face to Face' in French, so this type of carriage would have been nice for socializing.
A Landau has a top that folds up into the middle and was a very difficult type to build. These were generally owned by the wealthy. This carriage was Belle's in the movie "Gone With The Wind". It was also in the film, "Jezebel".
Prior to the automobile, travel was slow and could take quite a while. A Trunk was used to hold ones cloths and personal items, which was much larger then a modern suitcase.
This Canadian carriage has springs on the sides. A jump seat can be folded up when not needed.
The Rockaway is a distinctive American style carriage. It was considered 'democratic' in that the driver sat on the same level as the passengers and was covered by the same roof.
The Surry was a popular American family carriage since it could carry quite a few people. This one was made by the Belie Carriage Co, Moline, IL.
Wicker carriages were considered 'feminine' and were often used by "Ladies". The cut under design allowed for light weight and tight turns.
This sleigh was driven by a Coachman and was used for drives through the park on sunny winter days to show off the horses or passengers. This design was also called a 'cutter'.
In 1900, this Hearse cost $2,000. In the 1930's, it was owned by the Hudkins Brothers Ranch in Burbank, CA, that rented horses and carriages to movie studios.
This building houses 23 beautifully restored horse drawn vehicles of different types. Each one has a sign describing it and how it was used.
The large "C" spring is visible under the driver. The Landau style has a top that can be raised or lowered (convertible). Mom was enjoying the quality workmanship on this one.
This is a N.W.R. and has a limited number of campsites on the island. This is also an excellant and popular boating area (especially for shallow draft boats as Willapa Bay is quite shallow at low tide - if not completely mud!)