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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Summary

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.

Subject

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

Category

Historic Images of the Smithsonian

Notes

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

Contained within

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

Contact information

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

Date

c. 1920?

Restrictions & Rights

No restrictions

Topic

  • Transportation
  • Coaches
  • Exhibitions
  • Gifts
  • Carriages and carts

Form/Genre

  • Photographic print
  • Object

ID Number

91-3694

Physical description

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

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