Australia? circa 1880…

Is this what awaited Mr Whelan upon arrival in Australia in 1878?


“Columbus Buggy Co.


World over.

Columbus, Ohio, USA.

Distributing Ship Cargo of Standard Buggies, Coast of Australia

Chromolithograph poster (published in the United States) circa 1880, advertising the Columbus Buggy Company’s ‘standard’ buggy, being driven away from the Australian port, pulled by four giant ostriches with two Aboriginal boys riding postilion!

The inset lower left portrays the perception of life in Australia at this time, compared to the inset lower right depicting the Columbus Buggy Co. factory in the USA belching smokestacks. 🙁


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