Saturday, November 19, 2011

Camel Palanquin


Anonymous said...

The 1851 engraving reminds me of the 1840s portrayal of Hughes circus parade, as presented in the Illustrated London News. Those showmen took inspiration from the Orient and Far East for wardrobe, spectacles, etc.

Wade G. Burck said...

It is hard to imagine anyplace being more wondrous, mysterious, enchanting, glorious, take you pick of descriptive terms, then the Orient and Far East of yesterday. Easy to understand, although I don't agree, why "modern" nations wanted a piece of them.