Detroit Photographs sepia saturday

Pearl Pats a Goat

Pearl, Doris, goat

My sister Pearl patting goat while being held by my mother.  The back of my head is visible on the lower right. This is probably at the petting zoo on Belle Isle in Detroit, Michigan. Taken in 1952 when Pearl was 3.

21 replies on “Pearl Pats a Goat”

I think the goat was in a fence so the photographer had to take a side shot or jump the fence and get thrown out of the place. I like the view too though, good thing it was fenced.

They still have petting zoos here. At least they did 9 years ago. I have a photo of a granddaughter brushing a goat. I will use it next time an animal/ child theme suggests it.

There’s something so sweet about young children becoming aware of animals in such a hands-on way. I’m assuming you had your share of doing the same?

I’m sure I did. Otherwise I would be holding a grudge against Pearl and my parents for always saying, “No pats for you Kris, move aside and let Pearl pat the goat.” Or maybe that is why I kept goats, rabbits and chickens for several years.

Ha! If only. No they are in various binders, boxes. When I see a prompt I remember seeing a photo that would go with it. Then I have to look through the various binders, boxes and computer folders. Usually I can remember where I saw it. The only photographs I have scanned and ordered chronologically are those of my Graham grandparents. They are in order through the 1950s. It makes it so easy, why don’t I do the rest?

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