Friday, June 7, 2013

Cuban Family



Today's picture is from 1904, and it shows a wealthy Cuban family in a carriage. I find it interesting that the carriage driver is riding the horse. I have not seen that type of setup before.

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  1. This kind of carriage is a "Quitrin"

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  2. Beautiful and interesting pics about Cuba!

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  3. This is a two horse hitch to a one horse carriage. Not the shafts go to the horse behind. The second saddle horse provides a bit of power on the hills and also controls the horse in the shafts. This was a horse training type set-up that I recall from my youth an old great uncle used.

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  4. Why are the wheels so large? They obviously keep the carriage well above the ground - out of the dust? Any suggestions?

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