This is a rather unique category of photographs !
Got a Little Miss Blue Bonnet - Navarro County Goat & Wagon Photograph ?
We need a copy !!
... ed williams
According to Georgia Ruth Bivin-Guynes in September 2002, she remembers
having the goat/cart picture taken. She said it was old photographer who went
around taking pictures. She said it was not a special occasion or contest, just
a photo op. .....Rhonda Cravins
After posting this page, I have received numerous emails concerning the
Goat & Wagon photos. I have also found examples of Goat & Wagon photos
from San Antonio to Dallas. I once thought that this might be a local
thing, but it appears these photographers covered a wide territory. ... ed
Bivin Children - Caxton Rufus
Bivin, Georgia Ruth Bivin, Gurlie LaVerne Bivin
Corsicana, Navarro Co., TX
Bivins Family Photo Website
Nell Jones Wafer
of Dawson, Navarro Co., TX
Submitted by Ben Broughton
This Little Miss Blue Bonnet picture has my mother Bonnie Kate Holcomb
and her sister Audrey Lucille Holcomb. Mom was 6 and Audrey was 1 at the
time this was taken in 1929. Photo taken in Dallas on 8th Street.
Submitted by Russell Windle
Notes: this appears to be the
same goat (before being clipped) and waggon as the Nell Jones Wafer of
Dawson photo. Notice how the "9" in 1929 tilts a tad to the
Looks like the same goat &
wagon in 1930
I have no idea who these children are but assume
it is someone related to the Springer or
Williams or Forshaw Families.
... Edward L. Williams
Another Example of a Goat Wagon Photo,
This one from Temple, Bell Co., TX
It says on the back:
Aline; Hazel Ruth; Dorothy Louise; Charles Allen;
Ernestine; Jackie Boy
And then way below it says “Aunt Fannie.”
Aunt Fannie was most likely my great Grandmother,
Fannie Kirk-Nowlin. Obviously, the kids are not
listed in their order, so I really am not sure who
is who. I would probably assume, Jackie Boy is the
baby and Charles Allen is the first little boy. I
believe he is a Nowlin, but maybe a Kirk…also and
whoever Ernestine is-they were my grandmothers first
cousins. And I am pretty sure they were brother and
sister. My granny was from Navarro County Texas and
it is probably around East Texas where this picture
was taken, I imagine.
On the back it says Noma Derwood Baxter...he
was the son of Maggie (Kirk) and Dick Baxter.
Noma was my grandmother, Florence Nowlin-Hill's
first cousin. His mother and her mother
were sisters. If anyone has any
information I would welcome e mails!
I don't have any idea
who might be in the photo, or where it might be
When my dad, Alfred
Conitz, born 1911 in Calvert, Texas, was small,
he had a goat wagon. I don't have any pictures
of that one, that I have found, at least. When
my sister and I were small, he brought the goat
wagon from his parents' home to our home, and
stored it in the rafters of the garage. He said
he would get us a goat so we could ride in it.
However, we both wanted a horse, instead. We
got the horse, and the goat wagon stayed in the
garage until the house was sold in the 1980s. A
lot of old treasures like the goat wagon, were
left in the garage, and I guess, thrown out when
the garage was torn down.
I don't know if this picture is from Navarro
county, as that is where my mother, Ellen
Carolyn Miles Conitz, was from, or if it was
from Robertson County, or elsewhere. There is
nothing to identify the picture.
Cecelia Conitz Heinrich
[ See also
Cecelia's horse photo
Cathryn (Cathy) Ratzolff send in some
photos she found, including a 1929 Miss
We are not sure who these children are or where
the photos were taken.
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