In the Library’s latest Free to Use and Reuse set of images drawn from the collections, the focus is on the horse, and all the myriad ways these noble animals have been part of our lives, including sports, recreation, agriculture, transportation, and so on.
I spotted one image that for me, and maybe for many people, reflects my first experience “riding a horse” – a spin on the back of a colorful carousel horse:
Another photo reminded me of the first time I ever sat atop a real horse as a young girl, and couldn’t get over how high up I was, and how I enjoyed the chance to view the world from a totally new perspective:
You can almost see the youngest daughter of Thomas Beede imagining what it would be like to take this horse for a ride across the farm, but my guess is this working horse has no interest in a leisure stroll.
Do these photos or others in the set trigger a memory for you? Browse a selection below and check out the entire set for an equine adventure.
- Explore the entire set of Free to Use and Reuse: Horses, as well as additional sets of images from the Library of Congress.
- Revisit Picture This entries including compelling images of horses from the Prints and Photographs Division’s collections: