Although baby carriages were invented in the 1700s (by English architect William Kent in 1733), it wasn’t until 1889 when the modern stroller was born with William Richardson’s patent. This patent changed the history of baby transportation! The important changes Richardson made were including independently moving wheels, which led to greater maneuverability, and the reversible baby basket, which could face both ways. Here’s the patent picture:
Scroll through the pictures below to watch the evolution of the baby stroller from the 1890s to the present day. These prams, baby carriages, buggies, strollers- whatever you call them- were fascinating to sort through! We love watching the children’s and parents’ clothing change throughout the decades!
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