A surrey is a doorless, four-wheeled horse-drawn carriage popular in the late 19th-early 20th centuries. Surreys could have a variety of different tops such as rigid, fringed canopy, extension tops, and parasols, and most had two bench seats; the seats were usually spindle-backed and frequently upholstered.
R.P. Johnson & Sons was a well-known manufacturer of wagons, carriages, and farm machinery in the South. Founded by John L. Johnson c. 1840, the company supplied wagons to the Confederacy during the American Civil War. Sons R.P. and Sam took over the company in 1872 and later formed a partnership with Sam C. Foote. The Foote & Johnson Company expanded to include farm machinery, and Foote bought out the Johnson brothers in 1913. The company operated as RP Johnson & Son in the late 20th century selling golf carts.
On loan from the Historical Society of Western Virginia