Washington Rural Heritage librarians recently stumbled upon the genre of photo postcards depicting people (usually children) posed in a small cart, drawn by a unlikely animal (typically a goat). Apparently around the turn of the 20th century into the 1920s, traveling portrait photographers would use a goat cart as a mechanism for soliciting business.
View of an unidentified African American man sitting in a goat-drawn cart surrounded by a group of men and boys.
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This is an interesting photograph of Las Vegas. Does anyone know what might be going on here? The man in the cart might have dwarfism, and one goat is covered with a banner, where the last word is “Pictures”. Are these locals? A traveling circus or promoter?Edit 2/6: Apparently, goat carts were a thing, like sitting on a moon portraits, but less common. There were a number of traveling photographers between 1900 to 1920 who used goat carts as photo props to attract customers. For ...
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This is an interesting photograph of Las Vegas. Does anyone know what might be going on here? The man in the cart might have dwarfism, and one goat is covered with a banner, where the last word is “Pictures”. Are these locals? A traveling circus or promoter?Edit 2/6: Apparently, goat carts were a thing, like sitting on a moon portraits, but less common. There were a number of traveling photographers between 1900 to 1920 who used goat carts as photo props to attract customers. For context, you can see some additional goat cart images from Washington State Library: https://www.pinterest.com/wastatelibrary/goat-carts/. We have at least two other goat cart photos in our collection that are more typical than this image. We still aren’t sure if a traveling goat cart photographer is the story here, and we’re definitely not sure what photographer in or traveling through New Mexico might have had a whole team of goats. There’s also a chance the photographer, driver, and animals were associated with a traveling circus.Group posing with goat cart, old Immaculate Conception Church in background, Las Vegas, New MexicoDate: circa 1895-1915?Negative Number 057090
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Child in a toga standing in a wagon decorated as a Roman chariot, and pulled by an Angora Goat ca. 1905-1915.
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Remembering the Harness Goats - perfect combo of interests for www.goathillfair.com! Vintage photographs, goats and hard work!!
Remembering the Harness Goats Black and white photos and text #goatvet
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USA goat cart #goatvet
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USA goat cart #goatvet likes this Angora cross goat's good condition
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Angora cross goat pulling a cart! How cool is that!?! :-)
Dog cart from the Bernardi Family Photo collection, via Oregon State Library. #GoatCart
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Man in cart pulled by four large dogs via Oregon State Library :: Bernardi Family Photo Collection.
Another twist on goat carts: angry racing goats and beer! An Old Anheuser Busch Bock beer advertisement.
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Antique Beer Advertisement - Eckert & Winter's Bock (1877) - Archival Reproduction. $33.00, via Etsy.
Children in festival costumes with Angora goat pulling a cart. #goatvet
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children in festival costumes with an Angora goat pulling a cart.
Angora goat decorated like the cart
2 can pull one #goatvet
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Training goats to help haul things around the homestead...
Nubian goats pulling small carriage....WANT!
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Goat carts in literature! From "Our Animal Friends at Maple Hill Farm," by Alice & Marvin Provensen.
The easiest way to tell the difference between a sheep and goat is to look at their tails. A goat's tail goes up (unless it is sick, frightened, or in distress). Sheep tails hang down and are often docked for health and sanitary reasons. Goats are naturally curious and independent, while sheep tend to be more distant and aloof. Sheep have a stronger flocking instinct and become very agitated if they are separated from the rest of the flock. It is easier to keep sheep inside a fence than goats.
Also not exactly a goat cart, but an odd twist on the goats-and-transportation theme.
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Found this under DIY haha. It's a funny pic
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Goat on sheep...nice soft place to sleep!
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ca. 1865, [albumen portrait of a young boy with a goat], J.B. Gibson
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Vintage photo, a boy and his goat, ca. 1865