Les Femmes Cocher / 132 (Les Femmes Chauffeur / 21)
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Les Femmes Cocher / 132

Les Femmes Chauffeur / 21

Picture (left): Parisian taxi.

The rear wheel just been jacked up and the driver (possibly Mme. Decourcelle) is making sure the tire is off the ground by spinning it. A spare tire can be seen mounted on the car's right running board just beyond the steering wheel. But it is only a tire, not a tire and wheel.

The car is a Renault, a make which came to dominate the Paris taxi trade. In 1914 all available motor vehicles were commandeered to rush troops from the Paris garrison to the Marne front. Most of the vehicles were taxis and most of the taxis were Renaults like this one. After the war one of the "Taxis of the Marne" was put on display in Les Invalides military museum.

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