Creator

Date Original

1905-04-01

Description

This is a photograph of a man riding a horse with decorative fringe on its reins, and a MTC banner across its croup. The man is carrying a Victory megaphone and a lacy parasol, and has an ad stating "Swim at Hot Wells, Now Open" attached to his shoulders.

Physical Description

1 black and white photograph, 6" x 4"

Subjects

Advertisements; Advertising; Horses; Swimming; Bathing suits

Language

English

Identifier

G4990.19

Resource Type

Image

Collection

General photo file

Publisher

Arkansas State Archives

Contributing Entity

Arkansas State Archives

Recommended Citation

Swim at Hot Wells, General photo file, Arkansas State Archives, Little Rock, Arkansas.

Rights

Use and reproduction of images held by the Arkansas State Archives without prior written permission is prohibited. For information on reproducing images held by the Arkansas State Archives, please call 501-682-6900 or email at state.archives@arkansas.gov.

Disciplines

United States History

Comments

I admit to picking this image just for the sheer oddity of it. For a picture taken in 1918, in the midst of WWI and a world-wide flu pandemic, it has a particularly cheerful and almost cheeky tone. Since I found this photo in our collection, it has remained one of my favorites. It just isn't every day you see a man on horseback with a sign on his shoulders, a megaphone, and a delicate, lacy parasol. - Mary Dunn

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