Saturday, December 11, 2010

Sepia Saturday- Annis Hawkins White

Rhoda Jane White
This is my 3rd great grandmother on my mother's side. Isn't this a fabulous coach? I don't know anything about this picture and very little about her. Does anyone know anything about this type of carriage?  I wonder if it belonged to her or was used for some special occasion- like a funeral.

She was born in Bridgewater, Windsor, Vermont(1805) and died in Sublette, Illinois.(1872).

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8 comments:

Alan Burnett said...

Sadly I know very little about coaches - but I am sure that fellow Sepias might have some expertise. But I do know a great Sepia Sat photograph when I see one, and that is one.

Bob Scotney said...

With hard tyres like that the carriage would need to be well sprung. Great picture for so long ago.

L. D. Burgus said...

It is a wonderful coach. It reminds me of what we would call a taxi but I am not of any authority on any of this. I too really like the picture of the coach.

Kristin said...

looks like a brougham. which is described here http://www.io.com/~dierdorf/nono.html as a taxi type carriage. thanks for the opportunity to learn more about carriages.

Nancy said...

What a photo! A beautiful carriage with a driver high in the front, and your sweet grandmother's face peering through the window. Perfect! Aren't you glad someone had the forethought to take this photograph?!

Pat transplanted to MN said...

I know nothing about coaches but that is a wonderful photo...I'd have that one enlarged and framed and displayed! I'm not posting to Sepia this week but enjoying reading all...

TICKLEBEAR said...

i know nothing about the topic but i like the drama of this photograph.
:)~
HUGZ

PattyF said...

I agree with everyone else ... wonderful photo! What a treasure! I hope you're able to find out more about her.

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