Wordless Wednesday: Horsing around

Little Howard Wetzel (ca 1940).  The Strawberry Mansion (Philadelphia) photographer often used ponies in photos of young children.

Little Howard Wetzel (ca 1940). The Strawberry Mansion (Philadelphia) photographer often used ponies in photos of young children.

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4 Responses

  1. I love it! I can’t help but think about the Seinfeld episode where he makes fun of people who have ponies and causes a family uproar. What a sweet photo to have!

  2. Thanks. After doing a bit of research, it turns out that there was a photographer in the Strawberry Mansion neighborhood of Philadelphia that frequently used ponies with his portraits of children. I have three different pictures from the same place but each is of a different person and decade. Pretty cool stuff…you can even see the same iron flowers on the bars in the background.

  3. I have the same style photograph for my father as well as my father-in-law! Philadelphia baby!

    • I love these horsey Photographs. I often wonder if it was a specific photographer who was known for using the horses or if it was just popular during that time. All of the pictures that I have like this are for people living in or around the Strawberry mansion section of North Philadelphia.

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