LIFE has amazing photo galleries depicting wars, economic crisis, groundbreaking photography, Hollywood’s golden years and photo timelines of influential people. They also have galleries with interesting subjects, for example the photo gallery with the headline – “Animals Driving Cars.” Since I like nothing better than good, but mostly odd, photos, I have decided to share a few here. I do not know why I find them hilarious, whether it is the role juxtaposition or the faces of the people in the photos, these are priceless!
Animals Driving Cars
- Migrant agricultural worker’s family, 1936 — Share the History Love... Photo shows Florence Thompson with several of her children in a tent shelter as part of the “Migrant Mother” series in Nipomo, California. Florence had seven children and was 32-years-old. In March 1936, after picking beets in the Imperial Valley, Thompson and her family were traveling on U.S. Highway 101 towards [...]
- Ballet rehearsals in New York City, ca. 1916 — Share the History Love... An unidentified group of 6 women & 2 men during ballet rehearsals in New York City, ca. 1916. Share the History Love... [...]
- American and French photographic staff, 1917 — Share the History Love... American and French photographic staff in France, 1917. Share the History Love... [...]
- Transporting dogs to the Alamo Heights Veterinary Clinic, 1946 — Share the History Love... Ruben Donovan in a three-wheeled scooter used to transport dogs to the Alamo Heights Veterinary Clinic on Broadway in San Antonio, 1946. Share the History Love... [...]
- A group of penny-farthing enthusiasts in Piedmont — Share the History Love... A group of bicyclists (with penny-farthings) in front of Isaac L. Requa’s residence on Highland Avenue and Hazel Lane in Piedmont, California. Share the History Love... [...]