Jones Horse-Drawn Streetcar, circa 1875

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Jones Horse-Drawn Streetcar, circa 1875

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Title:  

Jones Horse-Drawn Streetcar, circa 1875
Date:
circa 1875

Collection:

Creator:
J.M. Jones and Company
Publisher/Studio:
From the Collections of The Henry Ford. Gift of the Brooklyn City Railroad Company.

Content Description: 

The horse drawn street car was an important means of public transportation in 19th century American cities. The first horse cars went into service in New York City in 1832 and by the time this car was built some 18,000 horse cars operated on 400 street railways throughout the country. Pulling the cars was so demanding that horses usually worked four hour shifts and lasted only five or six years before being sold for lighter work. This car was built by J.M. Jones of Troy, New York about the time that electric street cars were beginning to replace horse cars. It was operated by the Brooklyn City Railroad on the line between Hunters Point, Long Island City and Erie Basin in South Brooklyn.

Physical Description: 

Horsecar

Location:
20900 Oakwood Blvd.,Michigan,Dearborn,48124
Identifier:
28.810.1

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