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My Little Pony: 1924

My Little Pony: 1924

October 11, 1924. Washington, D.C. "Toy department at Woodward & Lothrop." View full size. National Photo Company Collection glass negative.


How exciting.

My goodness, what an...enthusiastic bunch they are. Hope the photographer wasn't keeping them awake or anything.

I am however, making myself chuckle imagining this as a Lewis Hine photo: Child at left says thirteen years old, but is doubtful. Gets two dollars per week wages plus saddle sore ointment. "Been ridin' ol' Sam here eighteen months," he says. "Oughta get promoted to Bessie real soon."

THE 100-YEAR-OLD PHOTO BLOG | History in HD is a vintage photo blog featuring thousands of high-definition images from the 1850s to 1950s. The site is named after Shorpy Higginbotham, a teenage coal miner who lived 100 years ago.

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