Illustration Daily – Day 138: Pogo Stick

The pogo stick was patented in 1918 by George Hansburg who shortly after its invention introduced the device to Florenz Ziegfield who developed a popular routine featuring pogo sticks in the famous Ziegfield Follies. The routine was so well received that pogo sticks quickly became a full-fledged fad. Pogo enthusiasts today have taken the stick to new heights (figuratively and literally), with Xpogo, which sponsors pogo competitions for both professionals and amateurs. 

138PogoStick

Pogo Stick, 5″x5″, ink and watercolor on illustration board

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