Prow of an Alaskan war canoe sketched in the American Museum of Natural History in New York.

Alaskan War Canoe

Prow of an Alaskan war canoe sketched in the American Museum of Natural History in New York.

Stern of an Alaskan war canoe sketched in the American Museum of Natural History in New York.

Alaskan War Canoe

Stern of an Alaskan war canoe sketched in the American Museum of Natural History in New York.

The defeat of the American Dragoons. A dragoon is a soldier trained to fight on foot, but use horseback as transportation.

American Dragoon

The defeat of the American Dragoons. A dragoon is a soldier trained to fight on foot, but use horseback…

An illustration of a group of Athenian youth on horses.

Athenian Youth on Horses

An illustration of a group of Athenian youth on horses.

A hot air balloon used for transportation.

Balloon

A hot air balloon used for transportation.

A vehicle with a folding hood, which can be used open or closed, and a glass front, mounted on three or four wheels and drawn or pushed by hand.

Bath Chair

A vehicle with a folding hood, which can be used open or closed, and a glass front, mounted on three…

An illustration of a bicycle.

Bicycle

An illustration of a bicycle.

An illustration of a human powered boat with three passengers.

Boat Under Bridge

An illustration of a human powered boat with three passengers.

A steam ship that aids in daily transportation.

Steam Boat

A steam ship that aids in daily transportation.

"A four wheeled carriage, having a plank attached to the hind axle and to a crossbar in front." -Foster, 1921

Buckboard

"A four wheeled carriage, having a plank attached to the hind axle and to a crossbar in front." -Foster,…

This is a buggy, also called a horse and carriage which refers to a light, simple, two person carriage of the 19th and early 20th centuries, drawn usually by one or sometimes two horses.

Buggy Body

This is a buggy, also called a horse and carriage which refers to a light, simple, two person carriage…

An illustration of a covered buggy pulled by a single horse.

Horse and Buggy

An illustration of a covered buggy pulled by a single horse.

A kind of covered carriage.

Cab

A kind of covered carriage.

An illustration of a man riding atop of a camel.

Camel

An illustration of a man riding atop of a camel.

An illustration of a car stirring up dust on a dry road.

Car on Dry Dusty Street

An illustration of a car stirring up dust on a dry road.

An illustration of a car on a muddy street.

Car on Muddy Street

An illustration of a car on a muddy street.

An illustration of a car smoking.

Car Smoking

An illustration of a car smoking.

An illustration of the "four-cylinder, 40-45 horse-power, seven passenger Great Arrow Touring Car." -MacMillian, 1906

Great Arrow Touring Car

An illustration of the "four-cylinder, 40-45 horse-power, seven passenger Great Arrow Touring Car."…

"Each is a two-wheeled affair, with seats high up over the wheels and steps below on which our feet rest." —Carpenter, 1902

Jaunting car

"Each is a two-wheeled affair, with seats high up over the wheels and steps below on which our feet…

An illustration of a woman driving a horse and carriage.

Carriage & Horse

An illustration of a woman driving a horse and carriage.

An illustration of a horse drawn carriage driven by an adult male.

Horse Drawn Carriage

An illustration of a horse drawn carriage driven by an adult male.

A form of transportation used during 17th century England.

Coach and Sedan Chair

A form of transportation used during 17th century England.

An illustration of four men carrying two people in a sedan chair over mountainous terrain.

Sedan Chair

An illustration of four men carrying two people in a sedan chair over mountainous terrain.

A chaise, sometimes called chay or shay, was a formerly popular, light two- or four-wheeled traveling or pleasure carriage, usually of a chair-backed type, with a movable hood or calash top. The name came from the French for chair, through a transference from a sedan-chair to a wheeled vehicle. The two-wheeled version, for one or two persons, also called a gig or one-horse shay, had a body hung on leather straps or thorough-braces and was usually drawn by one horse; a light chaise having two seats was a double chair . The four-wheeled pleasure carriage type was similar. The term chaise was also used for any light carriage or pleasure cart.

Chaise

A chaise, sometimes called chay or shay, was a formerly popular, light two- or four-wheeled traveling…

An illustration of two men standing in a chariot pulled by two small goats.

Men in Chariot Pulled by Goats

An illustration of two men standing in a chariot pulled by two small goats.

An illustration of children driving a buggy pulled by horses through a town.

Children Driving Buggy Through Town

An illustration of children driving a buggy pulled by horses through a town.

An illustration of a group of children riding a mule.

Children Riding Mule

An illustration of a group of children riding a mule.

An illustration of a river boat stacked with bundles of cotton.

Transporting Cotton

An illustration of a river boat stacked with bundles of cotton.

German for "running machine", the dandy horse was a two-wheeled vehicle propelled by the rider's feet.

Dandy Horse

German for "running machine", the dandy horse was a two-wheeled vehicle propelled by the rider's feet.

An illustration of a deck hand falling down and spilling a pot.

Deck Hand Falling Down

An illustration of a deck hand falling down and spilling a pot.

Electric cab.

Electric cab

Electric cab.

An illustration of an elf sitting on a leaf while it floats in the air.

Elf on Leaf Facing Forward

An illustration of an elf sitting on a leaf while it floats in the air.

An illustration of an elf sitting on a leaf while it floats in the air.

Elf on Leaf Facing Forward

An illustration of an elf sitting on a leaf while it floats in the air.

An illustration of an elf sitting on a leaf while it floats in the air.

Elf on Leaf Looking Left

An illustration of an elf sitting on a leaf while it floats in the air.

An illustration of an elf sitting on a leaf while it floats in the air.

Elf on Leaf Looking Right

An illustration of an elf sitting on a leaf while it floats in the air.

An illustration of a factory set near a river with a train track on a bridge.

Factory Near River & Train Tracks

An illustration of a factory set near a river with a train track on a bridge.

An illustration of a family greeting a man on the road.

Family in Car Greeting Man on Road

An illustration of a family greeting a man on the road.

An illustration of a horse drawn fire carriage.

Fire Carriage

An illustration of a horse drawn fire carriage.

An illustration of a group of men waiting at a train station.

Group of Men Waiting at Train Station

An illustration of a group of men waiting at a train station.

An illustration of a horse.

Horse

An illustration of a horse.

To properly place the hitch, position your harnessed horse with room on either side. Bring your carriage up from behind pulling it by the shafts. Attach trace to the carriage, threading them between girth and belly band. Tighten girth , and take the reins without letting go and climb on.

Horse Hitching Device

To properly place the hitch, position your harnessed horse with room on either side. Bring your carriage…

An illustration of a woman riding a horse out of a stable.

Woman Riding Horse

An illustration of a woman riding a horse out of a stable.

Horses have long played an important role in transportation, whether ridden or used for pulling vehicles.

Horses

Horses have long played an important role in transportation, whether ridden or used for pulling vehicles.

An illustration of a man riding a white horse and a boy riding a black horse.

Man and Boy Riding Horses

An illustration of a man riding a white horse and a boy riding a black horse.

An illustration of soldiers riding horses.

Men on Horsees

An illustration of soldiers riding horses.

An illustration of a jaunting car; The Irish form of the sprung cart, called a jaunting car or jaunty car, was a light, horse-drawn, two-wheeled open vehicle with seats placed lengthwise, either face to face or back to back.

Jaunting Car

An illustration of a jaunting car; The Irish form of the sprung cart, called a jaunting car or jaunty…

An illustration of a jester riding a chariot attached to a star.

Jester in Chariot

An illustration of a jester riding a chariot attached to a star.

An illustration of a knight riding a horse and holding a lance.

Knight Riding Horse & Holding a Lance

An illustration of a knight riding a horse and holding a lance.

An illustration of a knight riding a horse and holding a javelin with a child holding onto the horse and knight.

Knight Riding Horse with a Child Holding onto Knight

An illustration of a knight riding a horse and holding a javelin with a child holding onto the horse…

A landau is a coachbuilding term for a type of four-wheeled, convertible carriage. It is lightweight and suspended on elliptical springs. It was invented in the 18th century (first noted in English in 1743) and was named after the German city of Landau in the Rhenish Palatinate where they were first produced. Lord, Hopkinson, coachmakers of Holborn, London, produced the first English landaus in the 1830s.

Landau

A landau is a coachbuilding term for a type of four-wheeled, convertible carriage. It is lightweight…

"Ten-Oared Lifeboat. the 33-feet, double-banked, ten-oared, self-righting, and self-emptying lifeboat of the institution on its transporting carriage, ready for launching." —The Encyclopedia Britannica, 1910

Lifeboat

"Ten-Oared Lifeboat. the 33-feet, double-banked, ten-oared, self-righting, and self-emptying lifeboat…

"Sheer Plan of a Ten-Oared Lifeboat. the 33-feet, double-banked, ten-oared, self-righting, and self-emptying lifeboat of the institution on its transporting carriage, ready for launching." —The Encyclopedia Britannica, 1910

Lifeboat

"Sheer Plan of a Ten-Oared Lifeboat. the 33-feet, double-banked, ten-oared, self-righting, and self-emptying…

"Deck Plan of a Ten-Oared Lifeboat. the 33-feet, double-banked, ten-oared, self-righting, and self-emptying lifeboat of the institution on its transporting carriage, ready for launching." —The Encyclopedia Britannica, 1910

Lifeboat

"Deck Plan of a Ten-Oared Lifeboat. the 33-feet, double-banked, ten-oared, self-righting, and self-emptying…

A litter, or a light, covered conveyance representing a sedan chair.

Litter

A litter, or a light, covered conveyance representing a sedan chair.

Steam locomotive.

Locomotive

Steam locomotive.

An illustration of log driving, which a mean of transporting timber from the field site to the mill. This method uses the river's current by letting the current move floating tree trunks downstream to sawmills. It was the main transportation method of the early logging industry in Europe and North America.

Log Driving

An illustration of log driving, which a mean of transporting timber from the field site to the mill.…

An illustration of a man and a dog traveling in a canoe.

Man and Dog in Canoe

An illustration of a man and a dog traveling in a canoe.

An illustration of a man boarding a tram.

Man Boarding Tram

An illustration of a man boarding a tram.

An illustration of a man on a horse.

Man on a Horse

An illustration of a man on a horse.

An illustration of an elderly man sitting of a horse and another man helping steady him.

Elderly Man Sitting on Horse with Man Steadying Him

An illustration of an elderly man sitting of a horse and another man helping steady him.