It’s French Toast Friday!
I know, I know…it’s Saturday…but this blog is like Calivn Ball. (see Calvin and Hobbes) The rules change as we go. I (sob) couldn’t get anything posted yesterday due to my ongoing explorations of Chaos Theory. Read: it was NUTS at Jane’s house.
This is a photo of Queen Victoria on Fyvie with John Brown at Balmoral Castle. 1863: photo by George Washington Wilson.
They both look a little cranky. And what’s up with Fyvie’s front hooves?
Since we’re on English royalty, if I’ve deciphered my notes correctly, this is The Prince of Wales (flat racing) “on a racehorse” at Ascot, Brisbane. In 1920, this could be either Prince Edward or Prince Albert. Anyone know?
Photo courtesy of the State Library of Queensland. 1920. No photographic credit given.
I’m guessing the Prince is in #2 position. To my uneducated eye, the first horse looks as if he’s being held back a little, given the jockey’s position and the horse’s body language.
Historians welcome! Comment away.