Zebra-driven carriage in Brixton!

I had this fascinating photo forwarded to us of a zebra-driven carriage leaving Brixton and heading for Stockwell.

The photo wasn’t dated, but I’m guessing that it was taken around 1915 (electrified trams didn’t arrive in Brixton until 1904 so it must be after then).

The only real clue is the advertisement for Quin and Axtens on the railway bridge, although that seems to have changed regularly – witness the different styles seen in 1920 and a year later.

We can’t even work out what the carriage is – according to external linkwikipedia there’s endless permutations for such vehicles, so it could be a trap, a gig, a fly or something else entirely.

Read more here: http://www.urban75.org/brixton/history/zebra-taxi-cab.html

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