Wagon Land Adventure : Collections
Object ID:
CR 2011-030
Object Name:
Extension Front Brougham
Description:
This coach was named in honor of London's Lord Brougham, who, in 1837, redesigned an existing type of closed carriage to fit his particular tastes and requirements. By the turn of the century it had become the most popular cab. Privately owned Broughams were driven by coachman, with a footman in attendance alongside.

In addition to fine fabrics and upholstery, the interior usually included mirrors, calling-card cases, cigar cases, and, often, reading lamps. These appointments complemented the elegantly dressed ladies and gentlemen who rode in Broughams.

This Brougham was built by the Henry Hooker & Company in New Haven, Connecticut
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