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Brazilian Carriage


This horse-drawn carriage dates from the late-eighteenth or early nineteenth century. During this period, carriages like this were the preferred form of transportation for elite members of society. It protected them from inclement weather and created a spectacle among the rest of the townspeople who saw them ride by. To reflect their high social position, the individuals who rode in carriages often commissioned intricate decorations for both the interior and the exterior. This one features floral designs and glass windows.


Annotated by Brittany Erwin.
Photo by Brittany Erwin.

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"Brazilian Carriage," in World History Commons, [accessed December 6, 2021]