Bygone Americana

Central Park, New York, 1961.
By Leonard McCombe

Central Park, New York, 1961.

By Leonard McCombe

(Source: TIME)

Targa the elephant disembarks from the Ringling Bros. circus train in the Bronx as most of her young visitors watch. New York, 1963.
By Paul Rice

Targa the elephant disembarks from the Ringling Bros. circus train in the Bronx as most of her young visitors watch. New York, 1963.

By Paul Rice

(Source: norman.hrc.utexas.edu)

5-year old Bonni Gelman and her German Shepherd, Wolf, await examination at the newly opened Animal Medical Center. New York, 1962.
By George Miller

5-year old Bonni Gelman and her German Shepherd, Wolf, await examination at the newly opened Animal Medical Center. New York, 1962.

By George Miller

(Source: norman.hrc.utexas.edu)

Spot is temporarily evicted from his dog house as the children take it over for use as their doll house. Springfield, Massachusetts, 1959.

Spot is temporarily evicted from his dog house as the children take it over for use as their doll house. Springfield, Massachusetts, 1959.

(Source: norman.hrc.utexas.edu)

The pet fawn of Brad Curry watches him depart from home every morning on his school bus. Galesburg, Michigan, 1960.

The pet fawn of Brad Curry watches him depart from home every morning on his school bus. Galesburg, Michigan, 1960.

(Source: norman.hrc.utexas.edu)

Miss Rochester at a dog show, 1915.

Miss Rochester at a dog show, 1915.

(Source: shorpy.com)

Cotton Carnival. Tennessee, 1940.

Cotton Carnival. Tennessee, 1940.

(Source: shorpy.com)

The Ingenues, an all-girls band and vaudeville act, serenading the cows in the University of Wisconsin-Madison Dairy Barn in a scientific test of whether the cows would give more milk to the soothing strains of music, 1930.

The Ingenues, an all-girls band and vaudeville act, serenading the cows in the University of Wisconsin-Madison Dairy Barn in a scientific test of whether the cows would give more milk to the soothing strains of music, 1930.

(Source: vintagephoto.livejournal.com)

Little boys outside circus tent playing with a dog. Florida, 1949.
By Nina Leen

Little boys outside circus tent playing with a dog. Florida, 1949.

By Nina Leen

(Source: images.google.com)

A Llama in Times Square. New York, 1957.
By Inge Morath

A Llama in Times Square. New York, 1957.

By Inge Morath

(Source: magnumphotos.com)