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One Leg at a Time: 1923

One Leg at a Time: 1923

July 1923. A wagon horse outfitted against summer insect pests on the streets of Washington, D.C. View full size. National Photo Company Collection.

 

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Horse Pants

Hey, you have to try something, but can't imagine that it would work.

Malaria

The horse pants during summer was a good idea.

Washington DC had a malaria problem through the late 1800s.

[Horses don't get or transmit the malaria that affects people. But they do get encephalitis from mosquitoes, which can be fatal. - Dave]

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