After railroads were completed across New York State in the 1840s, there was a surplus of stagecoaches. Proprietors were only too glad to "rent out" a coach and driver for the day
to a group of people wishing to go sightseeing around the countryside, particularly during the summer. This rare Daguerreotype is felt by some hisgtorians to have been taken in Canandaigua.
Image courtesy of Josh Heller.