Sunday, May 22, 2011

Carrousel Horses: Before & After



For the last few months, I have been shooting the King Arthur Carrousel horses and attempting to match them up with these vintage shots that were marked up by the Imagineers before the Carrousel was constructed. It is interesting to see what the original intent for the color schemes was, and also how the horses were transformed to fit the Disney version of what a Carrousel should be.















I am sure that there will be future installments...I just need to shoot some more of the horses! Definitely an ongoing project!

See more vintage and current King Arthur Carrousel photos at my regular website.

4 comments:

Connie Moreno said...

Holy smokes, that is awesome!!

Major Pepperidge said...

It's interesting how some of the "trotters" were converted to "leapers".

Deana said...

This is by far one of the most interesting posts I've read in a while! LOVE this type of information! Please oh please, MORE!!!

Signed,

Stuck in Pittsburgh with no chance of going to Disney anytime soon :(

Qatgirl said...

In carousel parlance, any horse with at least one (or two?) feet on the ground is called a "stander." Horses with no feet on the ground are called "jumpers." Even if they are technically "trotting" or even "galloping"... though I've rarely seen a carousel horse in an actual gallop pose! Most carousel poses are unrelated to any real-world equine gait. ;)