Emery S. Bartlett in horse-drawn buggy

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Black and white photograph showing Emery S. Bartlett (1832-1915) driving a carriage pulled by a black horse. One of the first residents of Grinnell, Emery was a successful meat marketer and horse trainer. Written inscription on back reads as follows: "Emery S Bartlett with farmile driving horse / probably about 1890 / He loved good - and fast - driving horses, and in the early 1900s owned and raced fast harness horses. / This horse was not particularly beautiful - but was very faithful and only reluctantly did Mr. Bartlett consent to the disposal of the enfeebled horse about 1904."