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Photographic Poster - 2 Carousel Horses

I can remember my father taking me to a carousel at Melbourne Zoo.

Did you know that merry-go-rounds in the UK usually turn clockwise, while Mainland Europe and the USA typically spin in a anticlockwise?

Hand carved wooden carousel horses are considered examples of art and horses in original condition can sell for thousand dollars.

"Merry-go-round" and “Carousel” are words that have the same meaning. The very early carousels were nothing like what we imagine today. They were usually driven by horse or a person pulling a rope. Back then Carousels were small manually operated unsophisticated contraptions.

By the mid 1800’s the steam powered platform carousel was invented. Carved animals and chariots were added so that participants could travel around in a circle sitting on a suspended circular floor which hung from the centre pole. Like everything else, steam changed everything forever. The advent of steam, like everything else, changed everything. 

Details:

  • The "2 Carousel Horses" print is a reproduction and adapted from an original photograph.
  • This poster is digitally printed on high quality paper with vivid colour and exceptional detail.
  • We use Australia Post and your print will be delivered in a postage tube for extra protection.
  • Our online images are electronically watermarked, the actual purchased prints are not.

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    Photographic Poster - 2 Carousel Horses

    • Product Code: PP-N-110_Carousel-2-Horses
    • Availability: In Stock
    • $15.50


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