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Robert Mapplethorne’s Horse Photography: Boudoir Photos from the Road

Robert Mappe, an American photographer who was born in Chicago, was the first to take photos of horses in the early twentieth century, and his work helped shape the way people saw horses in America.

MappleTHORPE has published a collection of photos of the work he did on horses, including his famous “The White Horse,” from 1921. 

The first horse-drawn car was built in 1884, and was named the Boudie Cadillac in 1927, which MappleThorpe named after his wife. 

He was an assistant photographer for the Chicago Daily Herald from 1929 until his death in 2003.

 MappleTHROUPE has produced an extensive archive of photographs that were taken by him on horses since 1929.

In the 1930s, Mapple THORPE photographed horses in his hometown of New Haven, Connecticut.

Mapple THROUPES collection includes photographs taken in the 1930’s by Mapple Thorpe, an assistant to the editor of the Daily Herald.

MAPPELTHORPES photos were also published in the magazine The American Horse, from 1935-1940.

“When I began photographing horses, I didn’t realize how much it meant to the horses,” MappleMARTIN said in a press release.

He said the images helped people understand that the horses they saw were actually real animals.

The photographs of horses he produced are currently on display in the National Museum of American History in Washington, DC.

I believe that the more horses we see in the public domain, the more we will understand how we live our lives and our lives should be about more than just cars or cars and horses.