I bought this very old weathered horse brush handle on Mackinac Island, Mi., in the late 1960’s, it still hangs in my kitchen.. It washed ashore, and was one of the many found objects painted by a local Hippie who sold his art on the beach. Mackinac Island has no cars, and lots of bikes and horses. I always thought it was wonderful that this old horse brush washed ashore and was found by the artist. Peace & Love and the Big Mod Daisy were so big in the 60’s-70’s, and I always loved the graphic.
I haven’t been to Mackinac Island since I took a trip there with my Brownie troop when I was 10. But I remember how completely excited I was and what a big deal I thought that place was. Home of the legendary Grand Hotel too.
Love the brush, especially as it was painted by a real hippie who sat by the shore waiting for his canvases to wash up.
Did you camp on the Island??…Mackinac Island must be doing lots of work with scouting. For many years, my niece loved going to Girl Scout Camp for a week on Mackinac Island. I think they camped at the Fort??
Literally all I remember is the gift shop.
My great uncle would take my Grandma up to Mackinac Island when she went up to visit the kinfolk in Michigan so i’m familiar with it from her descriptions. Real hippies huh? Guess there might be a few of us endangered species left….
LOL….Didn’t I sound like a believer???… I loved it when the late 1960’s started getting so colorful and fun….and my young Artist/Hippie was definitely that!!! He was having a great summer on Mackinac Island!!!!