The Lively Morgue is a daily photo blog from the New York Times in which an original photo from the newspaper’s archives is reposted along with tidbits of information gleamed from the historical article it accompanied. Along with a rescan of the original photograph, the backs of each photo are also scanned, giving a behind-the-scenes look at the editorial process of one of the world’s best newspapers.
Today’s post shows a photograph of a cute reindeer enjoying out the view from a ride on the Roosevelt Island Tram, while an old woman knits to herself.
Dec. 3, 1977: The view from the Roosevelt Island tram was enchanting for one passenger, ho-hum for another. Also ho-hum: that the other passenger happened to be a reindeer.