Saturday, November 08, 2008

National Historical Wax Museum- A Western Scene

Here, in the National Historical Wax Museum, we see a typical western scene. A saloon girl watches as two men come down the stairs, observing what looks to be a disagreement about a poker game. The scene is very alive, and the characters have excellent expressions on their faces. This is just a terrific tableau.

What great detail on the female figure! For some reason women are hard to sculpt in wax, but they did a great job with this one.

Uh oh, the men have their guns drawn! It looks like this is getting out of hand.

The men at the table. Unfortunately, wax museums offer only a static glimpse into the worlds that their scenes recreate. We can never know how this scene plays out. (However, this is the National Historical Wax Museum, so this scene may be based on an actual event. I just don't have any information about it.


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