If we’ve learned anything from Goat Week here at Modern Farmer, it’s that goats are grand, great, glorious and they photograph really well. We dipped into the Library of Congress archives to take a trip back in time with our favorite ruminant.
S.A. Crawford reenacting his summit of White Pass, goat on back, ca. 1905.
Children and their goat wagon in Eden Park, Cincinnati, ca. 1906.
Navajo Woman watching over her goats, ca. 1915.
Coney Island goat carriages, ca. 1904.
Pueblo Indians Livestock: Goats, ca. 1890.
Yale Freshman and their Harvard goat, ca. 1910.
Goat in College Station, Texas. Texas Agricultural and Mechanical College, ca. 1942.
Party of Spaniards, Chinese, Filipinos, and American Soldiers with a pet goat on the Philippine Islands, ca. 1899.
Prospector and his loving milk goat near Pinos Altos, New Mexico, ca. 1940.
The beautifully groomed goat of Beltsville, Maryland’s Gov’t Farm, ca. 1919.
Goatherds and their goats by stream in Palestine, ca. 1898.
A stroll about town, thanks to goats in Central Park, ca. 1904.
Nurse goats, Outside the Oak Forest, Illinois Infirmary, ca. 1926.
Suspicious looking goat spotted toting an Army Cart, ca. 1908. Probably a donkey.
Goats near ‘the Pit’, ca.1894.
Somewhere in Detroit, riding the goat, ca. 1904.
Sec. Wallace & Dr. W. Thurnheer of Swiss Legation at Beltsville, Maryland milking a goat, ca. 1924.
Drinking goat’s milk and working hard in Chicago Illinois, ca. 1919.
Goat-wagon peddler in Cuba, ca. 1895.
Cart drawn by four goats in Washington, DC, ca. 1889.