GOAT CARRIAGE Photograph in Central Park 1869 African American in Livery Leading a Team of Four Goats

$750.00

An amazing image from 1869, showing an African-American man in livery, securing the harness of the lead goat of a team of four goats, a small Caucasian child seated in the goat carriage and a second Caucasian child holding the reins, about to be led on a goat-carriage ride under the watchful eye of a Caucasian man in a bowler hat.  An amazing image from 1869,  when Central Park was becoming a place where parents took their children for exercise in the open air.

Description

Taken from the Thirteenth Annual Report of the Board of Commissioners of the Central Park, for the Year Ending December 31, 1869. New York, Evening Post Steam Presses, 41 Nassau St. Cor. Liberty, 1870. Page 48, a sliver gelatin  albumen print, “Goat Carriage,” 2 ½  in x 3 ¾ in. Cut from page 48 of the Annual Report, there is text printed on the back of the page where the photographic paper was mounted. An amazing image from 1869,  showing an African-American man in livery, securing the harness of the lead goat of a team of four goats, a small Caucasian child seated in the goat carriage and a second Caucasian child holding the reins, about to be led on a goat-carriage ride under the watchful eye of a Caucasian man in a bowler hat.  An amazing image from 1869,  when Central Park was becoming a place where parents took their children for exercise in the open air.

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