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Barking Irons T-Shirts

November 21, 2006

Barking Irons T-Shirts

A freight train that used to run along Manhattan’s 10th Avenue during the late 19th and early 20th century is infamous for causing the deaths of hundreds of innocent Victorians in traffic accidents, causing the street to be nicknamed Death Avenue. Men on horseback, known as the Westside Cowboys, were hired to control pedestrian traffic and help avert pedestrian accidents. This train and its surrounding history is the inspiration for Barking Irons’ newest graphic tees—The Death Avenue tee and the Westside Cowboy tee.

4 Comments leave one →
  1. Truth permalink
    November 21, 2006 8:26 pm

    Dope. Barking Irons is for New Yorkers who understand what NYC is all about and where it came from. Roots.

  2. Quiet Riot permalink
    November 21, 2006 9:07 pm

    Who are the Barking Irons? I friggin love their work man! These are some of the best yet. Ill supoprt the High Line. Long live the Bowery! CB’s is gonna burn in hell for moving.

  3. November 22, 2006 1:37 am

    @ QR: there’s some more info at their site in the “history” section – you might want to check that out (if you haven’t already)

  4. KaDern permalink
    November 28, 2006 8:49 pm

    I got one today! Best shirt ever! Already got compliments on it.

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