Alice Austen

Shetland Pony and Cart

April 18, 1889

Alice Austen enjoyed children, and she photographed them—from the era of the pony-cart and sail  to the age of  gasoline and steam engine—for more than forty years.  

Roger Emmons and his Shetland Pony paused by the hitching post and cedar gate on the north side of Clear Comfort. April 18, 1889.

"Young man and his pony mak a contrast with aadult equipage below. His name is Roger Emmons and the year is 1889. The Ornamental hitching post is another remembrance of the Victorian Age. Fine streets were lined with them.

Collection of Staten Island Historic Society