I purchased this photo at a local garage sale, I wonder if this child got a new pony or if a photographer came through town with a pony all decked out and took photographs of kids on his pony. Note the child has no shoes on. The building in the background is covered in a very familiar tar paper design.
Tar paper was used as a covering on some buildings and homes. At my house when I was a child we had an entrance to our basement on the outside of the house and it was covered in this same tar paper. Tar paper kept the moisture off of the wood and kept a building from rotting away.
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