Les Femmes Cocher / 19 (Mme. Charnier / 8)
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Paris no. 651 – Les Femmes Cochères

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Les Femmes Cocher / 19

Mme. Charnier / 8

Picture (left): Mme. Charnier.

The weather must be getting warmer because Mme. Charnier is now driving an open fiacre (commonly called a caleche) instead of an enclosed one. But the hood is up, so there must be a chance of rain.

Some carriages had removeable tops and doors and could be quickly converted from open to enclosed and vice versa, but the usual practice (at least in Winnipeg) was to keep both open and enclosed carriages on hand and, if necessary, to transfer cab numbers from one type to the other according to the weather or the season.

Numbers were painted on the glass sides of the carriage lamps and transfer would be a simple matter of switching lamps or lamp glasses.

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