Musée du Bas-Saint-Laurent

The omnibus express

Clients milling in front of a hotel and a horse-drawn omnibus for transporting passengers.

A horse-drawn omnibus in front of Hôtel Tadoussac. Photograph taken around 1865 and borrowed from Tadoussac. Then and Now (1942) by William Hugh Coverdale.

© Musée de Charlevoix.

These clients of the old Hôtel Tadoussac, built in 1864, probably just got off the omnibus that brought them there from the wharf. This precursor to the bus transported passengers. On the right-hand side of the photograph, we can see a much simpler carriage that was probably used for baggage.

Did you notice the employees wearing aprons on the porch of the second floor?

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