Here's a closeup, you can see a bit of glare from the glass. I love antiques, but I tend to stay away from old photographs. They usually make me feel as if I am appropriating a bit of someone's history, and the subjects are usually sombre-having one's photograph taken was a serious, rare and probably expensive undertaking. But this photo spoke to me. It's of a young(ish) man and his horse and carriage. Would this have been the equivalent of a young man and his first 'sports car'? The horse is so strong and healthy looking, and the man so proud. There's an energy to this photo. I like it. The setting is rural, and quite idyllic (a frame house along a country laneway). I like to think of this fellow as having a long and purpose-filled life. Hopefully he wasn't some dissolute gambler or Lothario (I don't think so, he really looks quite proper. He was probably boring, had a lisp and really sweaty hands!)
...but I digress-have yourselves a wonderful, long, and purpose-filled weekend!!!!