Saturday, April 16, 2011

Show Business Hitches

Luna Park

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

The Luna Park scene is Seattle, Washington.

The pig cart is a lampoon of the act on Ringling that had horses and riders jumping through a set of three "barrels" mounted on a wagon. Henry Moeller termed it the "brewery wagon."

One of the more interesting hitches was a pair of giraffes pulling a wagon shaped like a peacock on Barnum & London. You can also find a giraffe hitch in Great London paper in 1879-1880.