The Sharlott Hall Museum in Prescott yielded more doors than just the safe doors I featured last week. This first door is attached to probably one of the most uncomfortable ways invented ever to ride–the stagecoach. Never mind the plush bit on the inside of the door. People were crammed in together inside and bathing wasn’t a regular thing “back in the day”, there was no air conditioning, suspension and wheels weren’t the smoothest, drivers might have had a little something before driving, and there was always the possibility of hold-ups. But the climate people would love them–no gas, oil, or even electricity. Maybe there’s a stagecoach in your future! 🙂

A definite improvement in all ways but not very easy to control the temperature for the people inside. Great color on this one, though.

And then we have the no-door door on this 1917 Model T Pickup truck. Pretty classy looking and I bet the horn was fun to use.

Dan is the driver of Thursday Doors , traveling around the world in search of doors of various kinds. Feel free to drive along with us!

  1. Great selection of photos! That horn is too fun.

  2. bushboy says:

    The stagecoach was methane powered 😂
    Love the cars 💌

  3. Sheree says:

    Wonderful trio

  4. ledrakenoir says:

    The attached car horn was a big help back then so long ago – in many places it was legally required to walk in front waving a small flag to warn horses, cattle, pedestrians and similar “obstacles”.
    By the way, about a hundred years ago, the chief executive of one of the largest American banks did not want to lend money for Henry Ford’s invention, namely the car assembly line – the argument was that the car was a “split short fly” with no possibility of competing against the horse. That mistake gives the bank chief executive an official place among the 25th places on the list of biggest human assessments mistakes ever. 🙂

  5. In the 10th photo, the doors have the same design as the building itself! Nice 🙂.

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  7. Dan Antion says:

    This was a fun way to start my Thursday, Janet. I love that horn. Maybe that would get the attention of today’s distracted drivers. The stagecoach is a beautiful example, but you’re right, I don’t want to travel very far in one. I’d give the convertible a shot.

  8. This is another interesting museum I missed on our travels in Arizona, Janet. We’ve only been through Prescott once. I need to go back for a more thorough visit sometime.

    • I’d love to go again and take more time to read the information. Marsha and I were going to go to the Indigenous Peoples Museum (?) but they were putting up a new exhibit and it would close, opening naturally the next day! I’ll have to see it on the next trip.

  9. Good stuff, Janet …. and I appreciate your trend to outside-the-box doors on Thrusdays.

  10. Great doors and vehicles, Janet! Oh isn’t that last one with the wood and metal combo pretty! I hear the horn…in my head it sounds like, aaaHOOOGaaa!! I bet you got pretty dusty and dirty riding/driving in all those vehicles.

  11. Ally Bean says:

    I saw a Wells Fargo stage coach in a museum in San Antonio and it is by far one of the coolest forms of transportation I’ve seen up close. I’m smiling at your photo of one.

  12. Amy says:

    Love this series, Janet! Wonderful to see the improvement and changes. The 1917 Model T Pickup truck is reall cool! 🙂

  13. Nice post Janet! Most of the period dramas make the stagecoaches look quite nice, with well-dressed people in it 😂. But your explanation above makes it so obvious that they would’ve been uncomfortable! In fact I was thinking that this is exactly the kind of posts that would be great for my Sunday photo challenge “Only in Museum” 😀. Would be great if you joined whenever you have posts about museums. Details here –

  14. Now those are some cool cars! Really fascinating to see how far technology has come in such a short time.

  15. Jane Lurie says:

    Love these old vehicles, Janet. An unusual and clever choice for your theme. 🙂

  16. Wind Kisses says:

    Very nice. Unique look into doors this week.

  17. Cee Neuner says:

    Most definitely classic doors. I love them Janet 😀

  18. memadtwo says:

    I love that truck! Very well designed. (K)

  19. tootlepedal says:

    An original take on the challenge.

  20. DeWetsWild says:

    I’d love to take a ride in any of these!

  21. slfinnell says:

    We still have places with ruts from those stagecoaches. Locally they are on a bluff overlooking the Missouri River. But on private property so no pics I’m afraid. Great doors post!

  22. I love the stagecoach!