Advert for the Guardian Horse Vehicle & General Insurance Company Ltd
Medium: Print on paper
Although the Victorian era was a time of general technological modernisation, with the nationwide railway expansion changing the face of public and industrial transport, there were still thousands of horse-drawn vehicles on the roads. In towns and cities particularly, horse-drawn hackney cabs and carriages remained the primary means of transport for the middle and upper classes. A good horse was thus a large investment, and hackney cabdrivers would have insured them just as today one would insure a house or car.