Wednesday, May 4, 2016

Elephant Ride

This is another picture from Coney Island. This one was taken in 1905, and shows something you dont see much of today . . . elephant rides. I would assume that because of our litigious society that there would not be many establishments offering elephant rides these days.


  1. I see Barnum/Bailey and Ringling Bros. Circus are phasing out their elephant acts. After recently reading a book (Last Chain on Billie) about the life of circus elephants, I think it is a good thing. I'll pass on the elephant ride, too. I'd prefer to see them in a more natural setting doing their normal behavior.
    -Anne K.

  2. I've taken an Elephant ride (in Thailand of all places) - I prefer walking! It's a jerky, lumbering ride!