Photo of the Week: Joyrides

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With the happy outcome of yesterday's newsmaking joyride, what better topic for Photo of the Week?

Here are three joyrides from the Carter's photography collection...

Yale/New Haven, 1955
Elliott Erwitt, Yale/New Haven, 1955, printed 1977, Gift of George Peterkin Jr., ©1955 Elliott Erwitt

Driving to Denver, ca. 1910s
Unknown artist, [Driving to Denver], gelatin silver print postcard, ca. 1910s

And one of my personal favorites:

'The Joy Ride' at the California Alligator Farm, Los Angeles, California, ca. 1910s
Edward H. Mitchell, "The Joy Ride" at the California Alligator Farm, Los Angeles, California, halftone postcard with applied color, ca. 1910s

Comments

This is so whimsical and bizarre...it totally wrecks our sense of convention about the role of the alligator and society.

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