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Seasons Greetings from the Horse-Drawn Mail Coach  by Dennis Melling
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A digital painting, using Classics in DAP, of a horse-drawn mail coach at Newmarket Heath, Suffolk, England .

The out of copyright image is from “The life of George Stephenson & his son Robert” by Samuel Smiles early 1800s. Image used is from the Gutenberg project.
In Great Britain, the mail coach or post coach was a horse-drawn carriage that carried mail deliveries, from 1784.
The coach was drawn by four horses and had seating for four passengers inside. Further passengers were later allowed to sit outside with the driver. The mail was held in a box to the rear, where a Royal Mail post office guard stood.

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  • Vitta
    Vittaover 2 years ago

    Beautiful work!!!

  • Thank you Vitta :)

    – Dennis Melling

  • Samohsong
    Samohsongover 2 years ago

    A grand greeting card Dennis! Oh sometimes I long for another time period but reality tells me there is good and bad in every time as to focus on the good each day. ~Sam

  • Yes, I always see the beauty in the pictures of this time but can you imagine having to sit on top of this coach in similar storms :(

    – Dennis Melling

  • AngieDavies
    AngieDaviesover 2 years ago

    Clever work!

  • Thank you very much Angie :)

    – Dennis Melling

  • leapdaybride
    leapdaybrideabout 2 years ago
  • RicIanH
    RicIanHabout 2 years ago

    Congratulations on being featured. Great looking card.

  • Thank you very much :)

    – Dennis Melling

  • Gilberte
    Gilberteabout 2 years ago

    Congrats Dennis on the feature of your great greeting card

  • Thank you Gilberte and congratulations to you too :):)

    – Dennis Melling

  • PhotosByHealy
    PhotosByHealyabout 2 years ago

    Always a pleasure to share the Featured Works page with you, Dennis. Congratulations!

    - Gene

  • Thank you very much Gene, I’ve been missing for a while :)
    Congratulations for your feature too :)
    Regards

    – Dennis Melling

  • leapdaybride
    leapdaybrideabout 2 years ago

  • Thank you :)
    Very much appreciated
    Regards

    – Dennis Melling

  • Jane Neill-Hancock
    Jane Neill-Han...almost 2 years ago

    28-Dec-2012
    Old Christmas Cards – VIntage images CHallenge

  • Thank you Jane :)
    Very much appreciated
    Happy New Year

    – Dennis Melling

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