Happy 103rd Birthday to Liz’s grandfather. 103 years is a huge span of change to witness. In his honor, since he remembers horse-drawn fire engines, I thought I’d post some photos of fire-horses in New York City.
As an aside, I’ve been looking through a lot of old photos of horses…these are, without a doubt, the most beautifully cared for of the lot.
In many of the old photos, it’s clear the horse is a possession being used hard with a minimum of care. I find this stunning, given the reliance people had on their horses for daily needs. Wouldn’t basic upkeep still be cheaper than replacing the horse?