Thursday, May 14, 2009
More Museum Pics
These pictures of the circus have a wonderful story behind them. This is a working circus carved by one man Park's Circus. It is a miniature circus that is very old. Most of the pieces work as they should while some need to be fixed. One thing I noticed because I am becoming more race aware especially when G is with me, the audience in the carving is split. White audience members are on the largest side looking directly at the center ring. The end has all of the black audience members, segregated. It made me sad when I realized it. I had seen this as a child and then being somewhat colorblind I didn't even notice. This time I did. Still it is a feat to behold that someone would take that amount of time to carve a circus down to the tent where the circus workers/performers would eat.