Throwback Thursday: Horse Power

Technology moves fast. Can you imagine what it might have been like, 100 years ago, to ride along the road in your horse and buggy behind an automobile?

By 1913, automobiles were more commonly seen than a horse and buggy, but it must have still be a strange thing to see older modes of transportation right next to new, modern modes.

Even if you can’t imagine it, thanks to the Baylor University Round-Up yearbook from 1913, courtesy of the Baylor College of Medicine Archives, we can at least see it. The same page of the yearbook features these two images, one of the horse and buggy (captioned “Sports,” for some reason), and another of several men loaded into an automobile.

Come to think of it, seeing a horse and buggy alongside an automobile might be a bit like seeing an electric car next to a gas guzzler these days.

By Andy Phifer

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