I’ll admit it: I’m very taken with this latest piece of mine and you might see a whole series in the next week or so. The background is that of a vintage postcard from my collection, while the man and his walking bicycle from the 1850s is courtesy of the ever-bountiful Karen Watson of The Graphics Fairy.
The reason I have called this post The Walking Bicycle or The Dandy Horse is because the original clip art is captioned ‘The Dandy Horse’. You can now tell your friends that you know all about dandy horses. It’s not a mode of transport, I suspect, that ever went into production. If you can prove me wrong, let me know at once! It might be a greeting card your father or grandfather would enjoy receiving on Father’s Day but don’t suggest he might remember such a contraption.
One of the reasons I like the design so much is that it’s in black & white. Sometimes you hanker for a break from colour and need the deep, deep peace of monochrome. So there you have it.
You will not be surprised to learn that I have a tab open on my browser with a search for all Karen’s black & white clip art.
STOP PRESS: I’m completely wrong! Click here. Karen and I may be completely out with the date of the 1850s for Wikipedia mentions the ‘dandy horse being particularly popular in the summer of 1819. Yer learn summat everyday.
Linking to Brag Monday.
Take care and keep laughing!
- In Which We Consider The Velocipede (therideunknown.com)