Wednesday, July 8, 2009

Random Carousel Fact #3

"During the Boer Wars of 1896-1899, several men achieved prominence as military heroes. T o commemorate their bravery, C.J. Spooner of Burton-on-Trent immortalized these men by carving their likenesses on wooden centaurs. These representations proved very popular, giving children the opportunity to ride on the back of a legend.."

From The Carousel Animal, text by Tobin Fraley, photographs by Gary Sinick.

To be honest, I think they look a little creepy, but to each his own.

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