Johnson and Hudson s splendid Pic Nic stage, drawn by ten elegant horses, took a party of young people to Coney Island yesterday afternoon, and attracted much attention. This elegant stage is called the "Seventy-six," and will hold some 40 or 50 persons. It was built expressly for large parties, and is fitted up with every elegance and every convenience needful for this object. The party which went with it yesterday appeared to enjoy themselves as well in the stage as they did on the beach. These great omnibuses are great promoters of social life.
--Brooklyn Daily Eagle, Friday, July 30, 1852
40 to 50 people…and they enjoyed it. Can you imagine?
(Unless the Brooklyn Daily Eagle staff took a kickback from Johnson and Hudson…)