Tuesday, February 2, 2016

But...Where is Babe?

New York - Paul Bunyan Muffler Man, Stony Point, New York

For: US to US Traveling Envelop Round Robin - Group 90: Viewcards
Notes: If you know anything about American folklore, you may recognize this as a statue of Paul Bunyan, a giant lumberjack.  The statue is part of a series known as Muffler Men, which were mostly created for advertising purposes.  The company that made the statues went out of business in 1976, but many of the statues still exist.  Oddly, this statue at the Boy Scout's Camp Bullowa in Stony Creek, New York is not on this list of remaining Muffler Men.  I don't know if that means the statue is gone or if it is just missing from the list.  

No comments :