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VINTAGRAPH • WPA • WWII • CARNAVAL EN LA HABANA, 1941

Horses

Barnyard Buddies: 1936

Barnyard Buddies: 1936

December 1936. "William Helmke farm near Dickens, Iowa." Kittycat and Piglet sharing a Mulesicle. Photo by Russell Lee. View full size.

 

Birthplace of Old Glory: 1900

Birthplace of Old Glory: 1900

Circa 1900. "Betsy Ross House, Philadelphia." Our second look at Jack the horse. 8x10 inch glass negative, Detroit Publishing Company. View full size.

 

Seaside House: 1907

Seaside House: 1907

Atlantic City circa 1907. "Seaside Hotel (Seaside House)." Note the fly netting on the horse. 8x10 inch glass negative, Detroit Publishing Co. View full size.

 

Seabreeze: 1904

Seabreeze: 1904

        UPDATE: This is perhaps the earliest known example of a pig photobomb. See the comments for details.

Circa 1904. "The beach at Seabreeze -- Daytona, Florida." Open-air showcase for the latest styles in bonnets, bathing-costumes, self-propelled runabouts and light rigs. 8x10 inch glass negative, Detroit Publishing Co. View full size.

 

Indian Scout: 1915

Indian Scout: 1915

1915. "Indians, American. Red Fox James at White House." The young Blackfoot with the Boy Scouts pin, last seen here, was in Washington to petition the government for a national day honoring Native Americans. State, War & Navy Building at far left. Harris & Ewing Collection glass negative. View full size.

 

Red Fox: 1915

Red Fox: 1915

Red Fox James, a Blackfoot Indian, rode horseback from state to state seeking approval for a day to honor Indians. On Dec. 14, 1915, he presented the endorsements of 24 state governments at the White House. There is no record, however, of such a national day being proclaimed. (Library of Congress)

1915. "Indians, American. Red Fox James at White House." With the State, War and Navy building as backdrop. Harris & Ewing glass negative. View full size.

 

The Hunt: 1918

The Hunt: 1918

Washington, D.C., or vicinity ca. 1918. "Hunting scene" is the not terribly specific label for this sporting view. Harris & Ewing glass negative. View full size.

 
 
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