Thursday, August 30, 2007

Unusual Horses #2


Scan000010081, originally uploaded by bucklesw1.

This looks to be a post card, the photographer's address at left is in Lewiston, Maine but no date.

5 comments:

Dick Flint said...

I have a "cabinet" photo (the term for a card-mounted photo just over 4x6 inches and popular from about 1880-1910) that is just the same scene, just a slightly different position for the man. The lettering on the photo shown suggests that it is a Charles Bernard copy sold in the 1930s and later marketed by Bob Good.

Linus was bred in Marion, Oregon, about 1884, then acquired around 1890/91 by C.H. and H.W. Eaton, brothers from Calais, Maine, who were the most successful promoters of the horse. Linus was 3/4's Clydesdale and his advertised weight was 1435 lbs.

Dick Flint
Baltimore

Gary Brophy said...

Maybe I am wrong but the photo that I sent in (Linus poster) and the one that you have that also says Linus seem to be a different horse. Have alook at the markings on the head.
Funny it has the same name.
Gary Brophy
Circus Sunrise

GaryHill said...

Gary, I agreed these are two differant horses. The marking on their faces and hind legs are totally differant.

Richard said...

Yes, they are different. In my cabinet photo the tail does not hide the rear legs and so shows that the white ends at about the same height on each rear leg. More significant, note on the Gary Brophy photo #1 poster that it clearly advertises "Linus the II." That confirms it and tells us that Linus the first must have been quite a famous attraction in its day.
Dick Flint
Baltimore

Gary Brophy said...

The poster of linus has been on our wall for years, and I have never even noticed the Linus 11 on it.
Anybody know about 2 Linus horses.
Mystery.
Cheers
Gary Brophy
Circus Sunrise