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Name Filoli
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Image of 1973.421 - 1904 Standard Light Park Drag is black and yellow in color.  Seventeen persons can be accomodated--four inside.  For picnics, provisions and wine are carried in special compartments at the rear of the coach.  A small wooden rack on the ceiling of the coach holds the horsewhip when the coach is not in use.  A collapsible ladder for roof access and an umbrella basket hang on the rear of the coach.  The coachman sits on the double cushion in the driving box.

1973.421 - 1904 Standard Light Park Drag is black and yellow in color. Seventeen persons can be accomodated--four inside. For picnics, provisions and wine are carried in special compartments at the rear of the coach. A small wooden rack on the ceiling of the coach holds the horsewhip when the coach is not in use. A collapsible ladder for roof access and an umbrella basket hang on the rear of the coach. The coachman sits on the double cushion in the driving box.

1904 Standard Light Park Drag is black and yellow in color. Seventeen persons can be accomodated--four inside. For picnics, provisions and wine are carried in special compartments at the rear of the coach. A small wooden rack on the ceiling of the coach holds the horsewhip when the coach is not in use. A collapsible ladder for roof access and an umbrella basket hang on the rear of the coach. The coachman sits on the double cushion in the driving box.

Image of 1973.422 - 1901 Omnibus or Opera Bus.  Black coach has an open seat at front for driver and an enclosed body for passengers with windows on all four sides.  It has headlights on each side and gray rubber tires.  Body 367 lbs., completed 1263 lbs.  Patterned after a French luxury vehicle and later used for public transportation (San Francisco's first stage is said to have been an old French omnibus).  Popular in transporting theatre-goers since the convenient access made it easy for ladies in long gowns to alight.  Has original glass and bell for the coachman.

1973.422 - 1901 Omnibus or Opera Bus. Black coach has an open seat at front for driver and an enclosed body for passengers with windows on all four sides. It has headlights on each side and gray rubber tires. Body 367 lbs., completed 1263 lbs. Patterned after a French luxury vehicle and later used for public transportation (San Francisco's first stage is said to have been an old French omnibus). Popular in transporting theatre-goers since the convenient access made it easy for ladies in long gowns to alight. Has original glass and bell for the coachman.

1901 Omnibus or Opera Bus. Black coach has an open seat at front for driver and an enclosed body for passengers with windows on all four sides. It has headlights on each side and gray rubber tires. Body 367 lbs., completed 1263 lbs. Patterned after a French luxury vehicle and later used for public transportation (San Francisco's first stage is said to have been an old French omnibus). Popular in transporting theatre-goers since the convenient access made it easy for ladies in long gowns to alight. Has original glass and bell for the coachman.

Image of 1973.424 - Made by Brewster and Co.  Black paint with blue striping.  Patent leather fenders; pair of Brewster lanterns.  Without doors, lowslung and has a single forward-facing seat.  Is driven by a coachman from a high seat and drawn by a single horse or a pair.  Soft tufted-calf upholstery.  Push hand-brake with steel blocks; child's seat and two foot cushions, apron and seat cover.

1973.424 - Made by Brewster and Co. Black paint with blue striping. Patent leather fenders; pair of Brewster lanterns. Without doors, lowslung and has a single forward-facing seat. Is driven by a coachman from a high seat and drawn by a single horse or a pair. Soft tufted-calf upholstery. Push hand-brake with steel blocks; child's seat and two foot cushions, apron and seat cover.

Made by Brewster and Co. Black paint with blue striping. Patent leather fenders; pair of Brewster lanterns. Without doors, lowslung and has a single forward-facing seat. Is driven by a coachman from a high seat and drawn by a single horse or a pair. Soft tufted-calf upholstery. Push hand-brake with steel blocks; child's seat and two foot cushions, apron and seat cover.

Image of 1973.426 - c. 1890 Four Passenger Park Phaeton.  Could be called a Basket Phaeton, as it is wicker.  Has a fringed parasol top, beige-colored upholstery.  An unusual and rare carriage, since this type of summer vehicle did not usually receive the care that a Brougham or Victoria did, as they were used under different conditions and roads.

1973.426 - c. 1890 Four Passenger Park Phaeton. Could be called a Basket Phaeton, as it is wicker. Has a fringed parasol top, beige-colored upholstery. An unusual and rare carriage, since this type of summer vehicle did not usually receive the care that a Brougham or Victoria did, as they were used under different conditions and roads.

c. 1890 Four Passenger Park Phaeton. Could be called a Basket Phaeton, as it is wicker. Has a fringed parasol top, beige-colored upholstery. An unusual and rare carriage, since this type of summer vehicle did not usually receive the care that a Brougham or Victoria did, as they were used under different conditions and roads.

Image of 1973.427 - c. 1890 Governess' Cart.  Because of its wicker body and four wheels, this small vehicle is rare.  A governess' cart usually has two wheels.  Thus, if the horse pulling the cart were to rear, the passengers could be thrown out.  This vehicle is designed so that such an accident cannot happen.  The cart is used to transport children to school and on outings, and is driven by a governess.  Children would occasionally use it for driving ponies.

1973.427 - c. 1890 Governess' Cart. Because of its wicker body and four wheels, this small vehicle is rare. A governess' cart usually has two wheels. Thus, if the horse pulling the cart were to rear, the passengers could be thrown out. This vehicle is designed so that such an accident cannot happen. The cart is used to transport children to school and on outings, and is driven by a governess. Children would occasionally use it for driving ponies.

c. 1890 Governess' Cart. Because of its wicker body and four wheels, this small vehicle is rare. A governess' cart usually has two wheels. Thus, if the horse pulling the cart were to rear, the passengers could be thrown out. This vehicle is designed so that such an accident cannot happen. The cart is used to transport children to school and on outings, and is driven by a governess. Children would occasionally use it for driving ponies.

Image of 1973.428 - c. 1890 Roth Pony Gig manufactured by Studebaker San Francisco (printed on seat/round brass on seat).  Gig is black with blue striping. Seat cushions are upholstered with brown fabric.

1973.428 - c. 1890 Roth Pony Gig manufactured by Studebaker San Francisco (printed on seat/round brass on seat). Gig is black with blue striping. Seat cushions are upholstered with brown fabric.

c. 1890 Roth Pony Gig manufactured by Studebaker San Francisco (printed on seat/round brass on seat). Gig is black with blue striping. Seat cushions are upholstered with brown fabric.

Image of 1973.429 - c. 1890 Horse Gig has a spindle back rest.  Gig is black with red striping on body and wheels.  Monogramed with "WPR."    Brewster & Co. side lamps.  Fabric cushioned seat covers are maroon in color.

1973.429 - c. 1890 Horse Gig has a spindle back rest. Gig is black with red striping on body and wheels. Monogramed with "WPR." Brewster & Co. side lamps. Fabric cushioned seat covers are maroon in color.

c. 1890 Horse Gig has a spindle back rest. Gig is black with red striping on body and wheels. Monogramed with "WPR." Brewster & Co. side lamps. Fabric cushioned seat covers are maroon in color.

Image of 1973.430 - c. 1890 Ladies' Phaeton (also described as a George IV Phaeton).  Two person carriage with cabriolet top.  Front lanterns intact (Brewster & Co.).  Black with blue striping.  Black tufted upholstery.  Designed with ladies in mind, this vehicle is rather low-slung to allow easy entry.  A rumble seat in the rear is provided for the footman to accompany the coach.  The convertible top is usually kept up but could be lowered if desired.

1973.430 - c. 1890 Ladies' Phaeton (also described as a George IV Phaeton). Two person carriage with cabriolet top. Front lanterns intact (Brewster & Co.). Black with blue striping. Black tufted upholstery. Designed with ladies in mind, this vehicle is rather low-slung to allow easy entry. A rumble seat in the rear is provided for the footman to accompany the coach. The convertible top is usually kept up but could be lowered if desired.

c. 1890 Ladies' Phaeton (also described as a George IV Phaeton). Two person carriage with cabriolet top. Front lanterns intact (Brewster & Co.). Black with blue striping. Black tufted upholstery. Designed with ladies in mind, this vehicle is rather low-slung to allow easy entry. A rumble seat in the rear is provided for the footman to accompany the coach. The convertible top is usually kept up but could be lowered if desired.

Image of 1973.423 - Two-seat carriage is black  with tan interior.  It has a convertible top and a rear rumble seat with a black leather-covered cushion that is surrounded by iron rod railing.  Carriage has two large twelve-spoked wheels in back and two smaller ten-spoked wheels in front, all with solid black rubber tires.  Black carriage has red trim detail, including a monogram.  Front seat has cloth upholstered cushions.  Carriage has electrified Brewster & Co. lights on exterior sides of seats.  Lights are black painted metal with oval-shaped beveled glass front and side windows and a small round red glass window in back.  Fixtures have conical-shaped finials with bulbous bands beneath them.  They are mounted to carriage via a U-shaped black painted bracket and a cloth-covered electrical cord that extends out the bottom on one side.  The proper right lantern has a round glass bulb mounted into its brass fitting.

1973.423 - Two-seat carriage is black with tan interior. It has a convertible top and a rear rumble seat with a black leather-covered cushion that is surrounded by iron rod railing. Carriage has two large twelve-spoked wheels in back and two smaller ten-spoked wheels in front, all with solid black rubber tires. Black carriage has red trim detail, including a monogram. Front seat has cloth upholstered cushions. Carriage has electrified Brewster & Co. lights on exterior sides of seats. Lights are black painted metal with oval-shaped beveled glass front and side windows and a small round red glass window in back. Fixtures have conical-shaped finials with bulbous bands beneath them. They are mounted to carriage via a U-shaped black painted bracket and a cloth-covered electrical cord that extends out the bottom on one side. The proper right lantern has a round glass bulb mounted into its brass fitting.

Two-seat carriage is black with tan interior. It has a convertible top and a rear rumble seat with a black leather-covered cushion that is surrounded by iron rod railing. Carriage has two large twelve-spoked wheels in back and two smaller ten-spoked wheels in front, all with solid black rubber tires. Black carriage has red trim detail, including a monogram. Front seat has cloth upholstered cushions. Carriage has electrified Brewster & Co. lights on exterior sides of seats. Lights are black painted metal with oval-shaped beveled glass front and side windows and a small round red glass window in back. Fixtures have conical-shaped finials with bulbous bands beneath them. They are mounte

Image of 2008.049.001A-B - Lillie Low Matson Dress, c. 1900.  Red and Magenta dress with rhinestone embellishment has a silk slip covered by a full overlay of gauze with long sleeves and a third layer of gauze that covers the bodice down to the hips. The sleeves are 38" long with a 26" slit on the underside. The front of the dress has a rounded neckline that drops 3.5" for the top layer of gauze and 5" for the other two layers underneath. Slits in the top layer of gauze create five 2.5" wide vertical ribbons of fabric edged with silver rhinestones. The rhinestones on the outer ribbons transition from silver into rose, orange, and red colored rhinestones at the shoulders. The bottom of the ribbons hang down and are sewn into a 5.5" wide sash. The sash extends from the front around to the back of the dress where the two ends meet in a cluster of red and magenta gauze petals with three clusters of wire-wrapped rhinestones. The back of the dress has three distinct necklines for the different layers: the silk slip has a deep rounded neckline that drops 7", the second gauze layer is rounded and drops down 4" and the top gauze layer is a deep V-neck that drops down 13". A hem of red gauze is attached to the silk slip underneath.

2008.049.001A-B - Lillie Low Matson Dress, c. 1900. Red and Magenta dress with rhinestone embellishment has a silk slip covered by a full overlay of gauze with long sleeves and a third layer of gauze that covers the bodice down to the hips. The sleeves are 38" long with a 26" slit on the underside. The front of the dress has a rounded neckline that drops 3.5" for the top layer of gauze and 5" for the other two layers underneath. Slits in the top layer of gauze create five 2.5" wide vertical ribbons of fabric edged with silver rhinestones. The rhinestones on the outer ribbons transition from silver into rose, orange, and red colored rhinestones at the shoulders. The bottom of the ribbons hang down and are sewn into a 5.5" wide sash. The sash extends from the front around to the back of the dress where the two ends meet in a cluster of red and magenta gauze petals with three clusters of wire-wrapped rhinestones. The back of the dress has three distinct necklines for the different layers: the silk slip has a deep rounded neckline that drops 7", the second gauze layer is rounded and drops down 4" and the top gauze layer is a deep V-neck that drops down 13". A hem of red gauze is attached to the silk slip underneath.

Lillie Low Matson Dress, c. 1900. Red and Magenta dress with rhinestone embellishment has a silk slip covered by a full overlay of gauze with long sleeves and a third layer of gauze that covers the bodice down to the hips. The sleeves are 38" long with a 26" slit on the underside. The front of the dress has a rounded neckline that drops 3.5" for the top layer of gauze and 5" for the other two layers underneath. Slits in the top layer of gauze create five 2.5" wide vertical ribbons of fabric edged with silver rhinestones. The rhinestones on the outer ribbons transition from silver into rose, orange, and red colored rhinestones at the shoulders. The bottom of the ribbons hang down and are sewn

Image of 1973.425 - c. 1890 Ladies' Brougham.  The elite of the Carriage Trade, this Ladies Brougham has original tufted leather upholstery.  Painted black with striping detail.  Drawn by a single horse or a pair.

1973.425 - c. 1890 Ladies' Brougham. The elite of the Carriage Trade, this Ladies Brougham has original tufted leather upholstery. Painted black with striping detail. Drawn by a single horse or a pair.

c. 1890 Ladies' Brougham. The elite of the Carriage Trade, this Ladies Brougham has original tufted leather upholstery. Painted black with striping detail. Drawn by a single horse or a pair.

Image of 1972.090.011D - Ralston Tablespoon.  Solid silver.  Spoon has a wide tapered bowl, a narrow neck and a teardrop-shaped end.  Edge of handle is decorated with a row of stamped circles.  Top of handle is inscribed, "Lizzie" on front and "From Uncle" on back.

1972.090.011D - Ralston Tablespoon. Solid silver. Spoon has a wide tapered bowl, a narrow neck and a teardrop-shaped end. Edge of handle is decorated with a row of stamped circles. Top of handle is inscribed, "Lizzie" on front and "From Uncle" on back.

Ralston Tablespoon. Solid silver. Spoon has a wide tapered bowl, a narrow neck and a teardrop-shaped end. Edge of handle is decorated with a row of stamped circles. Top of handle is inscribed, "Lizzie" on front and "From Uncle" on back.

Image of 1972.090.011E - Ralston Dinner Fork, c. 1860s.  Solid silver.  Fork has four tines, a narrow neck and a teardrop-shaped end.  Edge of handle is decorated with a row of stamped circles.  Top of handle is inscribed, "Lizzie" on front and "From Uncle" on back.

1972.090.011E - Ralston Dinner Fork, c. 1860s. Solid silver. Fork has four tines, a narrow neck and a teardrop-shaped end. Edge of handle is decorated with a row of stamped circles. Top of handle is inscribed, "Lizzie" on front and "From Uncle" on back.

Ralston Dinner Fork, c. 1860s. Solid silver. Fork has four tines, a narrow neck and a teardrop-shaped end. Edge of handle is decorated with a row of stamped circles. Top of handle is inscribed, "Lizzie" on front and "From Uncle" on back.

Image of 1972.090.011F - Ralston Teaspoon.  Solid silver.  Spoon has a wide bowl that tapers almost to a point, a narrow neck and a somewhat teardrop-shaped end.  Edge of handle is decorated with a row of stamped zig-zags inside which is a row of vines.  Top of handle has a flower below which is inscribed, "LR."  Back of spoon is smooth and plain.

1972.090.011F - Ralston Teaspoon. Solid silver. Spoon has a wide bowl that tapers almost to a point, a narrow neck and a somewhat teardrop-shaped end. Edge of handle is decorated with a row of stamped zig-zags inside which is a row of vines. Top of handle has a flower below which is inscribed, "LR." Back of spoon is smooth and plain.

Ralston Teaspoon. Solid silver. Spoon has a wide bowl that tapers almost to a point, a narrow neck and a somewhat teardrop-shaped end. Edge of handle is decorated with a row of stamped zig-zags inside which is a row of vines. Top of handle has a flower below which is inscribed, "LR." Back of spoon is smooth and plain.

Image of 2015.001.05235A.1 - Filoli Estate Entrance, 1964

2015.001.05235A.1 - Filoli Estate Entrance, 1964

Filoli Estate Entrance, 1964. Black and white negative contains an image of the grounds around the Filoli Estate just off Canada Road in Woodside, California . The image shows a horse paddock with a grassy area in shadow in the foreground. Several large trees appear just beyond one side of the paddock at mid-ground. The trees frame a large sunny meadow with three horses grazing in the distance at center. A Fourth horse is visible at center left. Part of a series.

Image of 2015.001.05235A.6 - Filoli Estate Entrance, 1964

2015.001.05235A.6 - Filoli Estate Entrance, 1964

Filoli Estate Entrance, 1964. Black and white negative shows the entrance to Filoli estate just off Canada Road in Woodside, California. The brick structure appears above center, partially obscured by large trees. A paved walkway leads up the building from the foreground along the lower portion of the image. Part of a series.