I went antiquing again today (a good way to spend a rainy afternoon away from the computer!) I was fascinated with this antique white wicker baby carriage (or pram.) I've seen them in movies (Scarlett and Rhett walking Bonnie Blue in Gone With the Wind comes to mind) but I'd never seen one in person. I was taken with how elaborate and big it is compared to baby strollers of today. It's actually larger in person than it appears in this photo.
I came home and looked up photos on Google Images of other Victorian baby carriages. The first pram was created in 1733 by William Kent to transport the children of the Duke of Devonshire. By the Victorian era, they were widely used in both the United Kingdom and the U.S.
This yellow one stands apart from the usual white ones, plus it has a fancy umbrella to shade baby's face!
This is another carriage in the shop I visited today ~ it also has an unbrella. It's so interesting to see how things have evolved over the years.
I hope you've enjoyed this "stroll" back in time. Until next time,