Linus the Circus Horse, Bred in Oregon - 1891


Linus the Circus Horse, Bred in Oregon - Olive

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Linus was famous for his long mane and tail. Bred in Marion, Oregon in 1884, he was purchased by the Eaton brothers in Maine, who successfully promoted him in circuses and other shows. Like other horses promoted for their long hair, Linus was mostly (3/4) Clydesdale. His statistics are quoted differently from various sources, but the original photo from which this print was made claims he was 7 years old at the time, weighed 1435 pounds, and had a mane of 9 feet 9 inches and a tail of 12 feet 3 inches. The original photo was taken by B. P. Olive of Boston, Massachusetts. -- This photo is restored and printed by Old Oregon.

Additional Information

Item Number AA0241
Photographer B. P. Olive
Location Massachusetts
Subject No
Decade 1890s
Print Maker Old Oregon
Original Type Cabinet Card
Size of Original 4.0 x 4.5 inches
Photographer's Number No