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Advert for the Guardian Horse Vehicle & General Insurance Company Ltd, reverse side

Advert for the Guardian Horse Vehicle & General Insurance Company Ltd, reverse side

Printer: Unknown

Medium: Print on paper

Date: 1884

Shelfmark: Evan.8126

Item number: 8126

Genre: Leaflet

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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.

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