Friday, January 11, 2013
The Medicine Show
Here's is one of the three that the Woolaroc acquired for their permanent collection. Believe it or not, I only took one photo of it when it was finished years ago! So, bringing it home to give it a tune up before turning it back over to the museum gave me a chance to make a complete photographic study of the piece.
I don't think there is a need to explain what's going on in the scene as the stories about Medicine Shows in the old west is pretty familiar to everyone. I added an extra chapter to the tale on the back side of the wagon where two hungry vultures are waiting for the full affect of the hawkers tonic on the poor sod passed out on the ground. To give you an example of the power of this wonder juice just look at what it did to the back step of the wagon.
There are quite a few photos in the Gallery and I hope you like this one as much as I do. It was a real hit at the recent museum show.