Definition #384 Omnibus

An Omnibus of the 1850's NYC

An Omnibus of the 1850’s NYC

An omnibus was basically a big, boxy stagecoach,

but it ran along a designated route and the fare was cheap.

If someone wanted to ride one, they just put up their hand,

and to get off they pulled a leather strap, which was connected to the ankle of the driver.

In 1857,In hot weather the city stank with the emanations of horse manure.

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