Three women in a carriage

Title

Three women in a carriage

Description

Black and white image of three women in fashionable dresses and hats sitting in a surrey drawn by a pair of horses along an unpaved road. The dress worn by the woman in the front seat features a unique pleated and button pattern on the sleeves. The elbow-length puffed sleeves in the dress worn by the woman in the back seat are unusual for the time period, when most women still routinely covered their entire bodies as a matter of modesty. Note the robe covering the skirt of the young woman driving, to protect her skirt from dust and dirt kicked up by the horses' hooves. The surrey has metal springs and the braking mechanism is visible along the outside of the body. Behind the women is a large pasture, divided by rail fences and having a house in the center, backed by tree-covered hills and another valley.

Date Created

circa 1900s

Medium

photographic prints

Language

English

Identifier

WCMpic_003570

Rights

Online access to this image is for research and educational purposes only. To inquire about permissions, order a reproduction, or for more information, please contact the Five Oaks Museum at Research@FiveOaksMuseum.org.