Oregon Wonder Horse Cabinet Card
Oregon Wonder Horse Cabinet Card

Oregon Wonder Horse Cabinet Card

Regular price $195.00
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A marvelous ghostly image of a magical creature and a trainer.

As you might expect, the Oregon Wonder Horses were an “oddity” of their time, they were common in circus sideshows, where promoters would undoubtedly sell them as some sort of genetic mutation.

This rare breed of horse goes clear back to the 1880’s, and the story is almost as mythical as a unicorn. One stallion had a tail that measured 17 feet long and a mane that measured in at 14 feet. Pictured is Linus II, and was the only known offspring to get the feature from his father Linus I.

Image from between 1894 -1900.

Please refer to photos for condition.
Measures 6.5" X 4.75"

Sold as is.

Cabinet Cards were a style of photograph first introduced in 1863 by Windsor & Bridge in London, the cabinet card is a photographic print mounted on card stock. The Cabinet card got its name from its suitability for display in parlors -- especially in cabinets -- and was a popular medium for family portraits. They were popular until about 1900 when Kodak amateur photography took over.