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VINTAGRAPH • WPA • WWII • THE TOY DEPARTMENT, 1913

A Little Fun: 1901

A Little Fun: 1901

Circa 1901, back at the Jersey Shore. "Riding donkeys, Atlantic City." Note the roller coaster in the distance on Young's Pier. Detroit Publishing. View full size.

 

Lucky Kid

How did you get to ride Topper?

All the best cowboys

The boy in front has cowboy eyes. Dreaming of mustangs and the Wild West while sitting on a donkey in Jersey.

C'mon kids!!

Smile for Pete's sake!

Predictable Copycat Comment

The donkey on the left is saying to the donkey on the right, "I bet these kids are gonna ride our asses all day!"

Like peanut butter and jelly

Jackasses and the Jersey shore go together just as well in 2010 as they did in 1901.

Coppertone Tan

Nothing worse than a sunburned ass.

 
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