Friday, January 23, 2009

January 23, 1909 - Lady Ring

100 Years Ago Today: From The Rensselaer Eagle [NY 41 Rensselaer 93-32173].

I guess you couldn't say "pregnant" in print in 1909...

"Lady Ring" Will Take a Brief Rest

The handsome fire horse of the Ring Fire company known as "Lady Ring," will retire - temporarily - from active service in going to fires on the advice of her attending veterinary. "Lady Ring" has some other business to attend to other than going to fires. The doctor has advised that she refrain from all excitement; that she take good care of her appetite and get all the rest possible. Meanwhile the members of the company will make other arrangements for a horse and see that "Lady Ring" gets all the care possible.

William St. John

This little man is the mascot of the J. N. Ring Fire Co. Since the installation of the new apparatus. Willie is always on hand to assist Driver Griffin. Willie and "Lady Ring" are old chums, especially when Willie has any sweets to share with her ladyship.

See the January 23, 1909 Front Page (3.5Mb file) to learn about Sunday baseball, new telephone service in the city, and the New York Central's controversial ten cent bridge toll.

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