Because I really do love vintage model horse pictures, here's a second helping of live show awesomeness from Laurel Haig. These photos were taken at the Wisconsin Model Horse Convention in 1980.
We start with an obligatory shot of the show hall.This is Laurel's table...
and some of the showers. That's Julie Froelich in the denim jacket and black hat.
Julie was one of the preeminent hobby artists of the 1980's.
Although the models pictured in these photos were some of her earlier pieces,
and meticulous attention to detail...
are impossible to miss!
This one especially makes my heart go pitter patter. What a beauty!Julie's skills were not limited to the creation of models. She was also a talented costume maker...
and doll dresser!
Here's another one of the grey Arab, this time in Western tack. I love that buck stitched saddle!
The Julie Froelich showcase wraps up with this neat Barbarian entry. Check out that doll's hairy chest!
Nancy Strowger was another influential artist whose work was represented at this show.
Nancy's specialty was finishwork.
In particular, she was known for her very detailed faces and eyes.
Of course no show report is complete without performance photos!
The particulars of these entries have been lost to time...
but they're still pretty nifty!
Thanks again to Laurel for sharing all these wonderful pictures. I've really enjoyed this look back at the history of our hobby!