Family Coachee

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Category
Historic Images of the Smithsonian
Scrapbook says to see 'The Story of the Washington Coachee, etc.' by Mary S. Beall.
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.
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
Topic
Carriages and carts
Exhibitions
Gifts
Transportation
Coaches
Smithsonian Archives - History Div
Restrictions & Rights
No restrictions
Author
Unknown
Subject
Washington, George 1732-1799
Arts and Industries Building
Physical description
Color: Black and White; Size: 10w x 8h; Type of Image: Object; Medium: Photographic print
c. 1920?
Type
Photographic print
Object
Standard number
91-3694