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Date of Production

late 19th century

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Summary of Victorian Ladies with a Battlesden Car

A rather comical photograph of four Victorian ladies and a Battlesden Cart. 

A Battlesden Car was a variant on the Dog Car with seating for two or four back to back. Their defining feature is in the profile of the splashguards over the wheels which curve half wa down the wheels. They were favoured by the ladies as their design was thought to be flattering and the extra long splashguards offered more protection against ladies getting their skirts dirty on the wheels.

Full description

Two ladies sit in the carriage whilst two act as the horse power and hold the shafts. An amusing photograph.

Picture credit

Private collection