Easter 1911. St. Patrick's Cathedral, New York. George Grantham Bain Collection.
Note the pair of Hansom cabs
, named after the inventor (Joseph Hansom) and the type of carriage (cabriolet). Hansom cabriolets fitted with taximeters became known as taxicabs
. Note the "curtain" in front of the cab -- to keep the passenger from having to see the horse do what horses do. | Click image for Comments.