Deadwood Stagecoach! These are the kind of "props" that Buffalo Bill used in the Wild West show. For me, it's a great indicator of the quality of the production. And the size of it makes me think about the logistics that would've gone into transporting, people, animals, "props", tents, etc. around the world during that time. Quite a feat!
|Abbott Downing and Company, Concord, NH|
|wood 4438 pigment 539 fabric 111 metal 3340 glass 581 canvas 234|
|H: 108.25 in, L: 164 in, width: 82 in|
|Gift of Olive and Glenn E. Nielson|
|Painted on both sides of driver's seat: US MAIL [painted over doors:] DEADWOOD-CHEYENNE [stamped on ends of axels:] 204 [stamped on ends of hubs:] 42/S. GAGE [right front hub end stamped:] 60|
|Stagecoach, light mail or hotel. Four wheel, 2 door, open driver's seat in front, deck seat on top, luggage rack in back; wood is painted deep yellow with black pin striping and lettering; metal straps, brackets and trim are painted with black enamel. Windows have roll down canvas curtains, doors have glass panels that slide down into bottom half of door. Iron steps on each side fold up in the middle. Two interior seats have red plush upholstery, same fabric covers interior walls and ceiling with a similar red carpet on the floor. According to records, manufacture was begun and completed in 1867. Originally used as a hotel coach in Littleton, New Hampshire.|