Saturday, 16 October 2010

Model Research

When asked to look at old, modern, and inbetween aged models i found these images of flea circuses from Victorian times.

(image credit: John Torp's Flea Circus, via)

  Flea circuses were  popular until the 1930s and even operated as late as the 1970s. The tiny insects were often glued or tied to wheels and as they fought to escape, they moved the objects. Sounds a bit horrible really but I love the tiny objects made for them.   I also found this rather creepy picture of fleas dressed up as people...

  Whoever made the costumes must've had a lot of patience and very good eyesight!

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