Different sorts of animal power, 1791.
3 6 c m
actual image size: 32cm x 28cm

Different sorts of animal power, 1791.

© Science Museum / Science & Society Picture Library


A humorous representation, entitled 'La Metamorphose, ou Trait', showing people riding on a cart pulled by lobsters. Two parrots fly above, and a man rides a galloping horse inside a type of treadmill. A head protruding from the body of the cart which is made from a barrel, appears to be blowing air or vomiting into a receptacle below.

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