Dog cart

Title

Dog cart

Description

Black and white image of a couple with cart being pulled by three large dogs similar to Great Danes. The cart has side lanterns and appears to be a passenger cart. The woman's outfit is a two-piece suit with an ankle-length skirt, while the man wears baggy pants and a button-up shirt along with a fedora. Behind them is an open hillside with grass and trees. Dogs were often used in the past to pull small carts and haul goods, especially by people who could not afford horses, however, around the turn of the century many animal welfare groups began campaigning to have dog-hauling made illegal, the common feeling being that it was inhumane to use dogs when horses were available and so much better suited to the hard work of hauling cargo.

Date Created

circa 1910s

Medium

gelatin dry plate negatives

Language

English

Identifier

WCMpic_013351

Rights

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Collection