Today In History

House On Wheels

Event date: Sep 15, 1860

A house on wheels passed through this town on Thursday, drawn by a yoke of oxen and a span of horses. It is a daguerreau saloon, “whipping the cat” round the country in miniature-making. None but the wealthy could have miniatures of themselves a few years ago; but they are brought even to the doors of the poor now.

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