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VINTAGRAPH • WPA • WWII • CHRISTMAS PRINTS

Horses

Harry and Sallie: 1908

Harry and Sallie: 1908

October 1908. Grafton, West Virginia. "Harry and Sallie. Driver in Maryland Coal Co. Mine near Sand Lick. Was afraid to be photo'd because we might make him go to school. Probably 12 years old." Photo by Lewis Wickes Hine. View full size.

 

Drift Mouth: 1908

Drift Mouth: 1908

October 1908. "Drift Mouth, Sand Lick Mine, near Grafton, West Virginia. Bank boss in center, driver on his right, trapper boy outside. Alfred, about 14 years old. He trapped several years during vacation, said he is going to school this year. Asked if it were because school is more fun, he said: 'This year hain't no fun!'" Photograph and caption by Lewis Wickes Hine. View full size.

 

Polo Noir: 1908

Polo Noir: 1908

"Polo Team, Durland's Riding Academy, 1908: Cpt. Dr. Fielding Robeson, N.W. Rose, Archer Kinney, Lawrence & Simon Ottinger, Mgr. Trusttum, Gerald & Victor Meyer." 8x10 glass negative, G.G. Bain Collection. View full size.

 

El Paso: 1903

El Paso: 1903

"El Paso, Texas. 1903." Detroit Publishing Co. glass negative. View full size.

 

Puddle King: 1914

Puddle King: 1914

David Coxey 2d, the grandson of labor leader Jacob "General" Coxey, who led his "army of the unemployed" on a protest march to Washington in 1914. "Coxey's Army" was, in turn, led by young David and his intrepid mount after an incident in which the mule pulling the General's phaeton refused to cross a puddle until the pony went first. Harris & Ewing Collection glass negative. View full size.

 

Hanging On: 1916

Hanging On: 1916

Washington circa 1916. "Society Circus. Clowns and horse." More derring-do from these madcap equestrians. Harris & Ewing glass negative. View full size.

 

Crazy Horse: 1916

Crazy Horse: 1916

Circa 1916. "Society Circus. Clowns on a horse." The poor horse being the straight man in this act. Harris & Ewing Collection glass negative. View full size.

 
 
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