Family Coachee

ID: 91-3694

Creator: Unknown

Form/Genre: Photographic print

Date: c. 1920?

Citation: Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 95, Box 41, Folder 1

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Coachee, 1780-1790. This is the only example known to exist of this type of light family carriage which was used in the mid-Atlantic states at the end of the 18th century. It is believed to be one of the oldest carriages built in the United States now preserved. There is also some reason to believe that this is the family "coachee" owned by George Washington at Mount Vernon, and mentioned in his diaries and letters. Photograph was taken outside the Arts and Industries Building.


  • Washington, George 1732-1799
  • Arts and Industries Building


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Scrapbook says to see 'The Story of the Washington Coachee, etc.' by Mary S. Beall.

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Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 95, Box 41, Folder 1

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Institutional History Division, Smithsonian Institution Archives, 600 Maryland Avenue, S.W., Washington, D.C. 20024-2520,


c. 1920?

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Color: Black and White; Size: 10w x 8h; Type of Image: Object; Medium: Photographic print

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