Studying For Funsies - CARRIAGES

Sooo like a true history peep, I take notes on random bits of historical history. This week, carriages! :D (forgive me if I made a mistake!)

BAROUCHE

BERLINE

CABRIOLET

CALASH (also name for folding top on BAROUCHE, CHAISE and VICTORIA)

CHAISE (CHAY, SHAY)

CURRICLE (TYPE OF CHAISE)

COUPE


No roof for driver = COUPE DE-VILLE
Coupé de-ville with folding top = LANDAU
Coupé de-ville with folding top over passenger =LANDAULET

DILIGENCE

HANSOM (BASED ON CABRIOLET, A TYPE OF “FLY”)

- “Fly” = A cab (short for cabriolet) for hire, hansom replaced hackney
- A hackney of a more expensive or high class was called a REMISE

OMNIBUS

PHAETON

VICTORIA (PHAETON BUT CLASSIER)

A co-worker posted of facebook tonight that while at work today, she had someone tell her they’d rather see her mule dead than doing this job. This was my response to her.

I’ve had that happen to Nancy. More than once, unfortunately. I’ve even been told that they’d rather see my mule dead because they’re an animal lover and I’m obviously not. I wonder if they feel that way about all the mules we rescue. The ones that come in too weak to even train or do more than stand in a field and eat. The ones that are about to go to slaughter instead of having a purpose and vigor and a job that they love. I wonder if they feel that way about all working animals, like herding and assistance dogs. Or is it only labor that they perceive as rigorous to them that is objectionable. I wonder if the physical work these animals do is worse to these “animal lovers” than the mental abuse from not allowing them a purpose they would endure. When someone tells me that they’d rather see a happy, healthy working animal dead than working I’d like to think it comes from a place of well intentioned ignorance. Unfortunately, more often than not, I feel like it comes from a place of moral superiority where the human’s feelings are way more important than the animals.