How Working Horses Handled Hot City Summers (via Ephemeral New York)

Ephemeral New York is one of my favorite blogs because of stories such as this one.

How working horses handled hot city summers By about 1900, the city had set up drinking fountains for its thousands of working horses. They were also treated to free cold curbside showers, courtesy of the local Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals. And in the strange but true category, the SPCA also gave away free straw sombreros to shield working horses’ eyes from the sun: “The hats will be specially prepared by a horse outfitter in Union Square, following a pattern designed b … Read More

via Ephemeral New York

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