YOUNG GIRL RIDES A STUDIO DONKEY WHILE SMILING MOM PROVIDES SUPPORT

This vintage real photo postcard features a young girl riding a donkey. The child does not seem particularly comfortable. Mom is standing close-by, and she offers a pretty smile for the photographer. I have labeled the beast of burden seen in this photo, a donkey, but I am aware that the animal may be a burro or mule. In addition, I am also cognizant of the fact that the donkey, or whatever it is, may be stuffed. The backdrop reveals that the photograph was taken in a photographer’s studio. I would imagine that most photographers would not be receptive about having a live donkey inside their studio. This photo postcard is of German origin and an inscription on the reverse of the card reveals that the photograph was taken in 1937. This vintage scallop edged postcard is in very good condition (see scans). 

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  1. Hello, that’s a lovely photo! The inscription is: „Zur Erinnerung an den Drachenfels (7 Berge am Rhein) Im Sommer 1937. Tochter von (Barbara?) Hildegard“ (In remembrance oft he Drachenfels (7 hills on the Rhine), summer 1937. Daughter of (Barbara?) Hildegard“. The donkeys have a long tradition as tourist attractions on the Drachenfels. See http://archive.reinhard-krause.de/auf-dem-esel-on-the-donkey/. In my family there is a photo showing my grandfather as a child with his sister and their father, sitting on a (wooden?) donkey, I put it on my blog at https://bibliothekspostkarten.wordpress.com/category/genealogie/hassel/ (bottom of page).

    • Thank you so much for the links. Your blog looks terrific and it’s clear that you have put a lot of work into it. I also enjoyed the photos at your blog. Thank you for the reference to the link that displayed the photos of people on donkeys. Donkeys, Certainly were a popular prop at photo galleries in many nations.


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