Phaeton

Creator:
A. Mauser & Brother

The Phaeton was a light and sporty vehicle which the average man might be able to afford. The Buggy was similar and even less expensive.This Phaeton was made in McEwensville, Pennsylvania.

Location:
300 North St., Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, 17120
Institution:
State Museum of Pennsylvania

Berlin Carriage

Date:
c. 1860s

Jet black, with no striping, this Berlin of about 1860 was the property of Simon Cameron when he was Secretary of War during Lincoln's first administration. It is typical of the subdued elegance employed by the very wealthy in their choice of conveyance and appearance during the latter half of the 19th century. Such a vehicle needed no trimmings to tell one and all that its owner was a man of importance.

Location:
300 North St., Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, 17120
Institution:
State Museum of Pennsylvania

George IV Carriage

Creator:
Brewster and Co.

This George IV Carriage, named after the British King, was built by Brewster of New York, produces of the finest carriages in America. This unusual example, designed to be drawn by a pony rather than a horse, was driven for genteel amusement by a lady accompanied by a footman who rode in the "rumble seat".

Location:
300 North St., Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, 17120
Institution:
State Museum of Pennsylvania