Red carpet

Jan Ivarsson TransEdit transedit.h at TELIA.COM
Wed Dec 12 13:12:30 UTC 2001

Quidfrance under the following address


"1842-13-6 tapis rouge déployé à la gare de Paddington pour le 1er voyage ferroviaire de la reine Victoria (Slough-Londres)."
(13.6.1842 red carpet rolled out at Paddington Station for the first railway trip of Queen Victoria, Slough-London)

On the Internet I also found this, which might lead to a first date for U.S. - the events must have been reported in Houston (?) newspapers:

"Grainger was a director in what later became First City National Bank, and also served as a councilman in boomtown Houston. Each of his four daughters was married in a ceremony that stopped the carriage traffic: a red carpet stretched across Texas Avenue from the family home to the Cathedral. Pictured are Alice Grainger and Col. Nathaniel Alston Taylor of North Carolina on their wedding day in 1867. "

Jan Ivarsson
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