I had always been fascinated by this rather bizarre photo of my mother with her father and brother, taken around 1922 in St. Paul, Minnesota.
In 2009 while visiting her home town, I visited the Minnesota Historical Center.
There was a slideshow going on in the lobby, and as I passed by, to my astonishment I saw pop up a faded photo of another family in a similar contraption.
After a bit of research I came to realize that this was no coincidence.
In pre-"selfie" days, it was a common novelty for children to be photographed by itinerant goatherd shutterbugs! So common that there's now more than one Pinterest page for it!
Though I can't promise more goatcards per se, check out this week's Sepia Saturday for more memories of times past.