at a standstill

As often happens with old photos, what is intended as a photo of some building or other ends up showcasing a variety of horse-drawn vehicles as well.

In this case, the buildings in question are the Jefferson County Courthouse and St. Paul’s Church in Birmingham, Alabama, c. 1906. In addition to a couple of bicycles propped up at curbside in front of the courthouse, and a few ghostly pedestrians, we also have two horse-drawn vehicles (and two very well-behaved horses) parked by the curb, a man who appears to be unloading coal onto the sidewalk (while his pair of horses waits), and, farther up the street, what appears to be two men standing on a flat-bed horse-drawn wagon as it’s being driven away.

Enjoy looking around!

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Source: The Slower Road

the January CJ issue

It would seem that I’ve been missing in action for a week or so, while I was laying out the January issue of our CAA magazine, The Carriage Journal. We reviewed the (gorgeous, of course!) proofs of the issue yesterday, and I wanted to go ahead and share the pretty January cover with you here …

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Source: The Slower Road

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