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Carriage Stuck in the Mud

Carriage Stuck in the Mud | Photograph | Wisconsin Historical Society
Horse-drawn carriage stuck in a rut on a muddy road near the Ohio River in Floyd County, Indiana. One man is holding the horse while another attempts to dislodge the wheel. This image was entered in a 1898 competition sponsored by the League of American Wheelman to identify the nation's worst roads conditions. The purpose of the competition was to gather evidence of the need for better roads.  The donor, Otto Dorner of Milwaukee, was the national chair of the league's road improvement committee.
DESCRIPTION
Horse-drawn carriage stuck in a rut on a muddy road near the Ohio River in Floyd County, Indiana. One man is holding the horse while another attempts to dislodge the wheel. This image was entered in a 1898 competition sponsored by the League of American Wheelman to identify the nation's worst roads conditions. The purpose of the competition was to gather evidence of the need for better roads. The donor, Otto Dorner of Milwaukee, was the national chair of the league's road improvement committee.
RECORD DETAILS
Image ID:1999
Creation Date: 1898
Creator Name:Riddle, George, New Albany, Ind.
City:
County:
State:Indiana
Collection Name:League of American Wheelmen : Bad road photographs, 1898
Genre:Photograph
Original Format Type:photographic print, b&w
Original Format Number:PH 550
Original Dimensions:9.25 x 7.75 inches
ADDITIONAL INFORMATION
Handwritten on front, "182., Geo, Riddle, New Albany, Ind., Photographer."
SUBJECTS
Trees
Coats
Hats
Land use, Rural
Beards
Men
Moustache
Outdoor photography
Carriages and carts
Horse-drawn vehicles
Roads
Travel
Rivers
Shorelines
Horses

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