Horses To Water

We stumbled across one of these photos of a horse getting a shower in 1910, and it turns out that around that time the ASPCA brought not only these showers, but drinking fountains to the thousands of working horses in the city.

Not only that, but Ephemeral NY recently pointed out the SPCA’s plan in 1902 to give free straw sombreros to the horses to shield their eyes from the sun! {read more} Gothamist (photos)