Vance Thompson's Cab Drivers / 1 (Introduction)
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The New York cabby is the most slovenly in the world. Photo by Arthur Hewitt.

Outing magazine, vol. XLIX no. 2, November, 1906, p. 134.

Vance Thompson's Cab Drivers

Vance Thompson (1863-1925) was an American author who wrote novels, short stories, nonfiction books and journalism. He travelled widely in Europe and between 1903 and 1908 he published five articles in Outing magazine on horse cab drivers in Paris, London, Dublin and New York and on gondoliers in Venice. Taken together the five articles form a kind of cross-cultural survey of cab driving in the twilight of the horsedrawn era.

Notes on the photos and text are by Norman Beattie.