Advert for WR Sewell, carriage & cart builder
Medium: Print on paper
Horse-drawn carriages were the primary means of transport around London during the early Victorian period. Externally finished in wood, their covers and fittings were generally made from leather and iron, respectively. Only skilled craftsmen could make them, so they were relatively expensive. Local blacksmiths and carpenters did good business in repairs to carriages, but new models, such as those made by WR Sewell, were in great demand. This leaflet features a beautiful illustration of the Victoria Delivery Van, one of the many models he produced.