When I was growing up in Michigan in the 1950’s, there were photographers who would come through neighborhoods with Shetland ponies and a trunk full of cowboy costumes. They would take pictures of the kids in the neighborhood, and sell the prints to the parents. Most of the people I know from that period of time have at least one of these photographs and lived in different states. It was a big trend. As I recall, the photographer used a large format camera. -JLB
Goldie Rush astride a buckin’ bronco. I think she said this was at Knotts Berry Farm.
Sue Stephens, if you look closely, an adult is kneeling behind the pony, holding her up.
Billy Kreutzmann in what looks like a studio shot on a fake pony, maybe at Disneyland
Ron “Pigpen” McKernan
Dave Turner, holding his Atomic Ray Gun
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