Monday, August 6, 2012

On The Curious Victorian Phenomenon of Exactingly Produced Miniature Butcher Shops, Collector's Weekly, 2012

PETA would never approve: This grisly 1840 doll-sized butcher shop with miniature animal carcasses and a floor covered in sawdust and blood would be shockingly graphic to our modern sensibilities. After all, here in the 21st century, we like to remain cheerfully oblivious about where our meat products come from.

But in Victorian times, such detailed model butcher shops were not uncommon, says Sarah Louise Wood, a curator at the Museum of Childhood at the Victoria and Albert Museum in London. The real question is: Why exactly do such things exist?

--Baby’s First Butcher Shop, Circa 1900, Collector's Weekly, Lisa Hix
Find out more by about this forgotten art by reading the entirety of "Baby’s First Butcher Shop, Circa 1900"  on the Collector's Weekly website by clicking here.

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Eve S. said...

Unrelated ...

Thought you might enjoy this furniture designer, if you don't already know his work:

Anonymous said...

"PETA would never approve"

On the contrary, the more the vividness of the evil that is meat production is exposed the better. In a few decades we might look at these as we today look in horror at old postcards from lynch hangings in the US.