'The Mail Coach' and 'The Mail Train' , mid 19th century.

'The Mail Coach'  and 'The Mail Train' , mid 19th century.
2 8 c m
40cm
actual image size: 32cm x 20cm

Description

Coloured lithograph showing a mail coach, pulled by horses (left), and a mail train, powered by steam (right). The growth of steam powered locomotives in the 19th century led to mail being carried by trains rather than horse-drawn coaches.

© Science Museum / Science & Society Picture Library

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