(Once again I’m giving you a glimpse of an older post. but haven’t you wondered what all those carriages looked like?)
Regency Era Transportation
I read quite a few Regency Era romance novels. There is always a mention of a horse drawn coach or carriage in every book, since these were the typical mode of transportation for the gentry and aristocracy. The poor folks had to rely on walking. Instead of wondering about what these vehicles looked like, I did a little research and thought perhaps you would like to see what they looked like also. I got these pictures from Google Images and Bing Images, any errors I’m dumping at their feet.
Phaeton– This one was very popular with the rakish fellas because it was so high, a ladder was often needed to get onto the seat, and it got them noticed. It also was dangerous, it could easily tip over, that made it attractive to the daredevils. There was no side protection so mud splatters were to be expected.