General Tom Thumb's

General Tom Thumb's Carriage. 1844. Illustrated London News. Scanned image and text by Philip V. Allingham.

Mr. S. Beaton, of No. 16, Denmark-street, Soho, has just built for his Generalship an elegant dress chariot, suitable to the dimensions of the hero. The body of the chariot is twenty inches high, and eleven inches wide . . . . . Upon the door panels are emblazoned the General's arms, Britannia and the Goddess of Liberty, supported by the British Lion and American Eagle; crest, the Rising Sun and American flags; the motto, "Go-a-head!" . . . . The carriage will be drawn by a pair of Shetland ponies, which have been purchased of Mr. Batty, of Astley's Royal Amphitheatre.


Illustrated London News. (31 August 1844): 141.

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