Tuesday, June 22, 2010

Fence Standing

Above Recently we ran across these separate but similar images. The top photograph is from a 1908 issue of the Strand Magazine, and was taken in Madison WI on November 2, 1907, on the occasion of a football game between Wisconsin and Indiana. These spectators are outside the bounds of the football stadium, and are standing on fence posts in order to see over the fence. The photo below that was probably made during the same time decade, and shows Republican socialite Eugenie Mary "May" Ladenberg Davie in attendance at a horse race. In this case, the news reporters are standing on the fence. This is in the Bain Collection at the Library of Congress, Prints and Photographs Division.