Saturday, January 20, 2018

Inspirational recovery, California

Sierra and Canyon's Documentary page, where you can earn more about the project of teen siblings to create "a documentary about losing their home in the recent Thomas Fire, but more than that to inspire others to see the transformative experiences of loss and gain."

I noticed the wheelbarrow, in one of the photos. Other parts are more important and interesting, but the wheelbarrow earned it a spot here.

Tuesday, January 16, 2018

Cartoons (for sale)

Wheelbarrow cartoons at

As they're for sale there, I will trade this meager advertisement for sharing one of the images, which shows the root "barrow" of the word "wheelbarrow":

Here is the website of the cartoonist, Boyko Boyanov

Another barrow (not wheelbarrow) in this blog: Barrow, no legs

Sunday, January 14, 2018

Political imagery

In art, wheelbarrows seem most often to symbolize domestic peace (leisurely lower gardening), or work.

This image is more about the money than the wheelbarrow, and the motif os a wheelbarrow full of money has been around at least since the early 20th century.

This little animated gif came up in a search for something else (as many fun and surprising things do), and was from 2005, on a Zionist website, in a complaint about The World Bank supporting Palestine. If you go to and search for "global world" you'll see it in context.


In Georgia, wheelbarrows have been involved (peripherally) in two gubernatorial elections. Lisa Land Cooper wrote about it on her blog. Here's a quote about the first one, and an image from the second one (1948):

"...I had run across a newspaper article dated August 25, 1910 where J.B. Cook, a merchant near Red Oak supported Hoke Smith for governor while his friend, Dr. J.B. Carmichael was just as enthusiastic over Brown. So, they decided the loser would push the winner from Atlanta to College Park in wheelbarrow."
—Lisa Land Cooper
June 27, 2017

Tuesday, January 2, 2018