Tuesday, August 9, 2016

Barouches EVERYWHERE!

I just got back from a vacation in which I stayed at a log lodge built in 1923.  This is what I found inside on the wall:











I checked all the details of this carriage:
  • Four wheels          
  • Low sides
  • Two double seats facing each other,
  • A folding top that only protects the two passengers sitting in the rear seat
It's a barouche like the one that transported Lafayette (and an anonymous Vermont Revolutionary War veteran whom everyone thought to be Lafayette) to New Hampshire in June, 1825.

In A Buss from Lafayette, here's how the veteran described that vehicle.


“Well, meanwhile, Mr. Parker and I discovered for ourselves that the barouche was just the right height for leaning over to shake hands and kiss children. Though we did not shake many hands or kiss many children, once Mr. Parker had cleared things up,” he added with a rueful grin. A Buss from Lafayette ©2016 by Dorothea Jensen