Horse-drawn Water Tanker - c. 1912


Horse-drawn Water Tanker

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It takes a strong team to pull a water tanker. This pair looks like they're up to the task. Good brakes are also important when hauling this heavy of a load. Note the brake pad on the rear wheel, and the brake lever near the driver seat, seen more clearly in detail view 1. This location appears to be the Park Blocks; we know it's somewhere in Portland. In 1912 most roads were still dirt and gravel, and the tanker may be being used to keep the dust down on a dry summer day. -- This photo is restored and printed by Old Oregon. Original courtesy of City of Portland Archives.

Additional Information

Item Number AA0677
Photographer Unknown
Location Portland, Multnomah County
Subject Construction
Decade 1910s
Print Maker Old Oregon
Original Type Postcard
Size of Original 3.4 x 5.4 inches
Photographer's Number No