Friday, February 28, 2014

Goat Wagon

Well, I sort of hate to wrap up goat week today. I had never realized what versatile animals they are. Their meat makes a wonderful BBQ, you can milk them, and even make cheese from the milk. My neighbor has goats and makes fine face soap from the cream. As we have seen this week, they can be ridden, or trained to pull carts or carriages. Today we have a picture of one pulling a small children's wagon.

Thursday, February 27, 2014

Goat Carriages

Today's picture shows some elegant little Goat Carriages. The picture was taken in Central Park in New York City in around 1900. It looks as if the carriages were possibly rented out for children to ride around the park in. 

Wednesday, February 26, 2014

Riding the Goat

I guess I had never realized just how versatile goats are. In today's picture we see one with a saddle, and being ridden by a child. I guess goats are pretty tame, so will agree to just about anything. This picture was taken in 1904.

Tuesday, February 25, 2014

White House Goat

Today's picture is from around 1890, and it shows a family with a Goat Cart for the children. The picture is taken in front of the White House. Wow, how different things were back then.

Monday, February 24, 2014

Milk Goat

Yes, you can milk a goat, as seen in this picture. It is actually a lot easier to keep a couple of goats than it is to keep cows, so in days gone by, it was not unusual for rural families to get their milk from goats. Today, there are still families that will get their milk from goats. I have never tried it, but have heard that it is an acquired taste. If you are accustomed to store bought cow milk, you will probably not like goat milk. I have had goat cheese and I really like that. If any of you have tried Goat Milk, maybe you could share your experience with us.

Sunday, February 23, 2014

Goat Cart

Today's picture features a fine pair of goats pulling a cart. It is hard for me to tell exactly what the purpose of the cart is. I am not sure if it is for work or recreation. In any event, the picture was taken around 1910.

Saturday, February 22, 2014


Welcome to Goat Week here at OPOD. We will be looking at pictures of goats from the old days. Most people don't think much about goats, but in many areas, including West Texas, where I live, goats remain a big business. 

The picture above was taken in Ramitelli, Italy in 1945. It shows goats grazing around some United States fighter planes. I love the contrast represented in the picture.

Friday, February 21, 2014

Dallas Newsboys

Today's picture was taken in 1913. It shows two young newsboys selling papers on a street in Dallas. Note the one boy appears to be bare footed.

Thursday, February 20, 2014

Cotton Mill

Today's picture shows a group of workers coming out of a Cotton Mill at lunch time. The picture was taken in Dallas, Tx in 1913.

Wednesday, February 19, 2014

Barge in Dallas

This appears to be another view of the scene from yesterday. It shows a barge full of building supplies being loaded in Dallas. I love the little tug boat up front!

Tuesday, February 18, 2014

Dallas Riverboat

This is an amazing picture from 1906. It shows a river barge being loaded on the Trinity River in Dallas, Texas. This looks like something right out of a movie.

Monday, February 17, 2014

Sad Day in Dallas

Today's picture was taken in Dallas on November 22, 1963. This was a sad day indeed for this city, and the entire nation.

Sunday, February 16, 2014

Downtown Dallas

This is a picture of the downtown area of the "Bid D". The picture was taken in 1942. I wonder if anyone can recognize where this is? I would imagine that most of these buildings have been replaced by now, and the street scene would be completely different.

Saturday, February 15, 2014

Dallas Cowboy

Welcome to Dallas Texas Week here at OPOD. We will be looking at pictures from times gone by of this great city. We start with this picture of a real "Dallas Cowboy". The picture was taken in 1945, and shows a cowboy tending his herd, with the Dallas skyline in the background. I love pictures like this that show two very different eras in the same scene.

Friday, February 14, 2014

Teddy Roosevelt

I am sorry I did not post a picture yesterday, but the internet was down all day, and just now getting a signal back. So, we wrap up Dog Week with this fine picture of Teddy Roosevelt and his dogs. The picture was taken in 1905. It looks like an old fashioned Haystack in the background.

Wednesday, February 12, 2014

Cats and Dogs

Today's picture shows a child with a puppy and a cat. The picture was taken in 1943 in Point Pleasant, West Virginia.

Tuesday, February 11, 2014

Boy with his Puppy

This is my favorite picture this week, and it shows a boy with his puppy. The picture reminds me of simpler times, and could be a picture from my own childhood. The photo was taken in 1943 in Point Pleasant, West Virginia.

Monday, February 10, 2014

Girl with Puppies

We continue our look at canines with this picture from 1903. It shows a young woman with her two puppies.

Sunday, February 9, 2014

More Puppies

Dog week continues here at OPOD with this photograph of some really small puppies. It looks like they are in some sort of soup serving bowl. The picture was taken in 1903.

Saturday, February 8, 2014


Welcome to Dog Week here at OPOD. We will be looking at various pictures of people and their dogs. We start with this puppy picture from 1927. Looks like a beautiful litter of puppies, but I don't know what kind.

Friday, February 7, 2014

Car Dealership

We wrap up Denver Week with this picture of a Car Dealership. The picture was taken in about 1900. The dealership was for the Felken Cycle Company.

Thursday, February 6, 2014

Express Wagon

Today's picture is from about 1870, and shows a great scene in Denver that could be right out of a Western. The picture shows an Express Wagon in front of the Holladay Overland Mail and Express Company.

Wednesday, February 5, 2014

Horse Trolley

Denver week continues with this peculiar picture from 1903 of a horse-drawn trolley. The unusual thing is that the horse is riding, not pulling the trolley. All I can think is that the horse pulls the car us a hill, and then they let him ride back down hill. I would think though that a horse would rather walk than perch on that little spot.

Tuesday, February 4, 2014

Denver Stockyards

Today's picture shows Cattle Buyers at the Denver Stockyards. The picture was taken in 1939. These buyers would be buying for the packing plants.

Monday, February 3, 2014

Denver Crowd

This is an interesting picture of a neighborhood in Denver. The picture was taken in 1895. The crowd was there because they wanted to see a faith healer by the name of Francis Schlatter. Francis was an interesting character who walked across the western United States in the late 1800's, and many people believed that he had to power to heal. 

Sunday, February 2, 2014

Denver Train Station

Today's picture shows a scene from the Denver train station. The picture was taken in 1903. People dressed in grand style back then. Even the young man is decked out in fancy clothes.

Saturday, February 1, 2014

Roosevelt in Denver Colorado

Welcome to Denver, Colorado Week here at OPOD. We will be looking at scenes from the Mile High City from 100 years ago. We start with this image of Teddy Roosevelt speaking in the city in 1910. Interesting to see how much things have changes in the last 100 years . . . notice how he is speaking standing in an open top car.