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Saturday, January 10, 2015
Pic of the Day: A Hackney'd Photo
Department Of "Wait, I Always Thought...":
I have always thought of the below vehicle is properly called a "Hansom Cab". That's what I've seen referenced, that's what they call it when you're approaching drivers in New York, New Orleans and other places they are found -- and that's what all of my friends and acquaintances seem to call it.
Only it's not.
In preparing today's Picture of the Day I ran across this shot in my archives of a New York "Hackney" carriage. Even the name of the digital file was "HansomCabCentralPark".
But in doing a bit more research for this little entry I've found a Hansom Cab is a two-wheeled conveyance -- much to my surprise.
(Here is a Hansom Cab, should you wish to see what it really is.)
This is a Hackney Cab, just off Central Park on a damp winter day.