My name is Brougham, (Born in 1902) and I carried Theodore Roosevelt for his parades and public outings because he was not fond of those new fangled things called automobiles.
I was not custom built, but well constructed all the same and could carry two people inside and the coachman up front on the seat.
I was the very last horse drawn vehicle to carry a president and my last coachman, (or driver) was an African American by the name of Daniel Webster, who served as the White House coachman from 1913 to 1928. After me, he drove the Model A Ford that finally replaced me.
Still, they did not just send me away, but allowed me to still serve and be used by the White House housekeeping department for marketing and other errands right through the administrations of Taft and Wilson.
Apparently the other Presidential carriages were all used until they gave up to rust and wood rot and have not survived for future generations. Very little is known about this carriage, but it is believed to have been built in England.
This carriage is on permanent display at The Henry Ford Museum in Dearborn Michigan as part of a five vehicle display of Presidential vehicles.
The others will be posted, one at a time as they deserve.
These photographs were shot with my Nikon P-90 digital camera and downloaded directly from the camera and then to this blog. My aim is to take my reader along with me on the journey, so although I am aware of my framing of the shot, content and quality, I am most interested in sharing the experience.