Trail of Painted Ponies "Stagecoach Pony," 1E/4,881.
Relive the days of overland stagecoach travel in the Old West with a Painted Pony that captures a dramatic and symbolic moment in frontier history! Throughout most of the 1800s, stagecoaches were a primary means of transportation across the American West. They hauled passengers, mail and freight over vast, treeless plains, jagged mountain passes, scorching deserts and rivers cursed with quicksand. To capture the iconic character of the stagecoach, this artist, formerly with National Geographic Magazine's Art Division, imagined a horse-drawn stagecoach running from danger, attacking Indians or outlaw robbers, down a dusty trail, silhouetted against a sunset sky All her life this young Canadian artist wanted to work in the art field, an ambition that was fulfilled when she was hired as an illustrator for National Geographic Magazine.
Item #: 12273
Release Date: Summer 2008
Artist: Johanna Enriquez
Size: 7" Tall
Retired: December 2009
Last Number at Retirement: 2E/5913