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Catalog Number 1977.134.002
Description Roth Two-wheeled Carriage, n.d. Photograph of Lurline Roth two-wheeled carriage is a copy print of a sepia (?) photograph, mounted under glass, beneath a brown colored matte in a brown, stained wooden frame, of a two-wheel carriage belonging to Lurlin Roth, led by two horses. A man in a suit and hat, with a horse whip is sitting in the carriage. They are in a field in front of a white house, trees, and a hill side, possibly at Why Worry Farm in Woodside.
Object Name Photograph
Collection 3D - Documentary Objects
Title Roth Two-wheeled Carriage, n.d.
Date n.d.
Creator Unknown
Inscription Text "CUSTOM FRAMING / by / Mikel's Workshop / 343-2913 / 311 S. San Mateo Dr. San Mateo, Calif. 94401" (gold sticker, back bottom center)
Provenance Carriage depicted belonged to Lurline Roth and image was possibly taken at Why Worry Farm in Woodside.
Notes "March 29, 1977
San Mateo Historical Museum
1700 West Hillsdale Boulevard
San Mateo, California 94402

Attention: Mr. Garcia


I am sending you these pictures of my horses that I have used with the phaeton and the gig. The black pair, marked "Juanita" and "Wanda" were never beaten in a Ladies Phaeton Class. During the terrible fire at the Oakland Show Juanita was burned to death. The other mare only lasted a short time after, and she really died of grief for her partner.

After that pair I had the pair, "Princess Conaught" and "Duchess of Warwick", however, they never did equal the black pair.

At the Devon Horse Show I bought the bay pair, "Seaton Wake Robin" and "Seaton Mikado", from the Moore's, who were one of the most prominent exhibitors of hackney horses. Their farm was called Seaton Farm and they raised these two bay hackneys. They were showing what they thought was their best pair, but I bought this younger pair and after getting them they never were defeated in the Ladies Phaeton Class, in fact, they beat the Moore's own pair.

The picture with the horse gig shows how a horse gig can be used with a tandem. That picture was taken in the field at Why Worry Farm in Woodside. I am also sending another picture showing the phaeton with a single hitch. …

Sincerely yours,

Mrs. William P. Roth"
[Letter sent from donor]
Medium Photographic Paper
Search Terms Why Worry Farm
Subjects Carriages & coaches
Photographic prints
People Roth, Lurline