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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Group posing with goat cart, old Immaculate Conception Church and Vogt and Lewis Hardware in background, Las Vegas, New Mexico Date: circa 1895-1915? via Palace of the Governors Photo Archives FB
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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.
Child in a toga standing in a wagon decorated as a Roman chariot, and pulled by a goat, ca. 1905-1915. This is probably a participant in a children's parade. #PhotoFriday #ORhistory
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Remembering the Harness Goats - perfect combo of interests for www.goathillfair.com! Vintage photographs, goats and hard work!!
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Make Way for Goat Carts!
USA goat cart #goatvet
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USA goat cart #goatvet likes this Angora cross goat's good condition
Ranch farm girl blog :)
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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Vintage Beer Poster (1877) - Eckert & Winter's Bock
Antique Beer Advertisement - Eckert & Winter's Bock (1877) - Archival Reproduction. $33.00, via Etsy.
Haystack - A sepia-toned photograph of Evelyn Colgate seated in a child's cart pulled by two goats. She is holding the reins, wearing a straw hat and holding a doll for the journey. She is about 6 years old.
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Children in festival costumes with Angora goat pulling a cart. #goatvet
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Original Pinner [Sarah T] wrote: "My children in festival costumes with our Angora goat pulling a cart."
Angora goat decorated like the cart
2 can pull one #goatvet
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I like the Idea of training the goats to help haul things around the homestead when I need a few helping hands, rather hooves XD
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Goat carts in literature! From "Our Animal Friends at Maple Hill Farm," by Alice & Marvin Provensen.
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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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Sheep & Goat Taxi - boa noite,gente.
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ca. 1865, [albumen portrait of a young boy with a goat], J.B. Gibson
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boy's best friend :o)