Tuesday, January 8, 2013

Giant tadpoles in Providence, RI

About a month ago I have drawn this historical painting. Not many people remember these days that in the middle of 19th century giant tadpoles were widely employed as a means of transportation, for both goods and people, here in New England, and generally along the East Coast. Alas, they went extinct since then. Probably a fungal infection, or predatory steam engines: nobody knows for sure.


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