As some of you may know I have been spending a few days in the hospital after an emergency situation. Nothing to do with riding horses! Just an intestinal blockage caused by scar tissue from an old cancer surgery. The first 12 hours in the ER were pretty hairy but since then my body seems to be sorting itself out and today ( Sunday June 2) I have been started back on real food. During my time in the hospital I have had the chance to wander the hallways. Here I found some wonderful old photos all lined up on the walls. The photos are all of the local area of Markham and Stouffville where I live. And in those photos, taken between 1888 and 1903, what did I see…horses. These were the days when horses spent much of their time all lined up and ready to work.
Waiting at the rail road station for passengers .
Waiting to collect milk urns.
Lined up in the traffic of the Stouffville market day.
Lined up waiting to help with the farm work.
In the winter they lined up to pull sleighs over the snowy roads.
Little girls had ponies that lined up while they had their photo taken.
The corner store was a meeting place.
The dairy van did the rounds pulled by a horse.
And here is one of the hospital hallway where these wonderful old photos were all lined up.
This is my second entry into the “all lined up” photo challenge. It has been fun taking photos of the photos. Sadly none of them have credits or are signed in any way so I cannot pay tribute to the original photographers.
But thank you to Judy Dykstra-Brown of Lifelessons for this entertaining photo challenge and forgive me for entering a second bunch of lined up photos.
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