Blast From The Past - Richard The Reindeer Admiring View As He Takes Tram On Way To Roosevelt Island Children's Christmas Party
The Roosevelt Island Twitterverse reports:
Reindeer on the Roosevelt Island Tram? Only in 1977 NY. https://t.co/DvELgmPUSD— Frank Pavich (@frankpavich) December 25, 2015
“Only in America, only in New York,” read the caption alongside this December 1977 photo by @nytimes photographer Chester Higgins Jr. “A reindeer on a tram? What's so strange about that? One New Yorker thought nothing of it as she traveled, undisturbed and unimpressed, to Roosevelt Island on the Manhattan tramway. Her fellow passenger was going to the island to be the star attraction at a Christmas party for children.” It seems to us that the #reindeer — not Dasher or Dancer, but “Richard” — had his wits about him. Why haul a sleigh when you can simply take the tram? We found this photo in our newsroom #archives, known as the “morgue.” #tbt
Is that Mrs. Santa Claus knitting a present on the Tram next to Richard the Reindeer?
Reindeers not only ride on the Tram but also pull it for Santa Claus
Roosevelt Island Tram Reindeer Cards from Marty Atkins
as he delivers presents.