Les Femmes Cocher / 18 (Mme. Charnier / 7)
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Paris Nouveau no. 2275 – Les Femmes Cocher

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Les Femmes Cocher / 18

Mme. Charnier / 7

Picture (left): Mme. Charnier.

A passenger illustrates the lack of an easy means of communicating with the driver from inside the fiacre. If the door pops open he will soon be lying in the gutter.

The fiacre carriages were also called "coupés", meaning "cut off", because the two-seater was essentially a shortened version of the four-seater. The word has survived into the automobile age.

In cab driver slang the fiacre was a "sapin" (fir tree). Nobody seems to know why.

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