Urban Mass Transit in Miniature

Book description

Urban mass transit underwent a revolution during the Belle Epoque, from 1870 to 1914. In a few decades, we went from horse to electricity. After the war of 1870, Paris and the major French cities had a hippomobile transport system: the omnibus, single or double-decker, drawn by one or two horses. The Universal Exhibitions of Paris, in 1889 and 1900 were the opportunity of a real leap towards modernity, marked first by the arrival of the tramway and then by that of the metropolitan.

Toys have followed this evolution very closely, and we find in the Christmas catalogues the miniature models of all these innovations. Even the mechanical sidewalk set up at the 1900 exhibition was transposed to a toy.

This book does not cover trains or individual cars, which are the subject of separate publications.

Price : 19.99  €  approx 24 US$

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 department store  taxi  new year gift  antique toys  metropolitain  metropolitain  JdeP  omnibus  department store  Charles Rossignol  tramway  belle epoque toys  JEP  JdeP etrennes  metropolitain  taxi  metal toy  christmas catalog  metro

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 department store  metal toy Antique miniature cars collector  tram  omnibus
 taxi  belle epoque toys  department store  horse-drawn carriage Antique miniature cars collector
 department store  Charles MaltĂȘte  Charles Rossignol  tram  belle epoque toys
 tramway  metropolitain Antique miniature cars collector  department store etrennes