And since I don't have anything like that, I decided to take this opportunity to collect together all the LOST GALLEY photographs of a Kid on a Horse that appear to be taken by an assortment of itinerant photographers when that sort of thing was popular, indeed possible. I've been needing to get them all together on their own page anyway.
I have a good friend who had an ancestor who was one of these enterprising photographers. She tells me that they would lead the saddled pony through a neighborhood. When they spotted a child playing in a yard, they would pick it up and put it on the pony. The parents could hardly turn down chance for a professional photograph of the event.
And yes, the practice was called, in the trade, "Kidnapping." There were variations of the system. Some offered free pony rides and free costumes. But the point was the photograph sale.
So here they are, and not a milk can among them.
Here you can spot the cautious parent crouching behind the horse to make sure the tot does not fall.
This one is probably an itinerant photographer but not a very good one. There's a big parent shadow included.
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