Great American CarouselGreat American Carousel



This entertaining visual celebration offers a closeup look at the carousel not only as amusement but as cultural icon and craft.

Author: Tobin Fraley

Publisher: Chronicle Books

ISBN: 0811806340

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Page: 132

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This entertaining visual celebration offers a closeup look at the carousel not only as amusement but as cultural icon and craft. Rare historical photographs portray America's earliest wooden carousels, their creators, and the shops where they were carved. Full-color portraits display fanciful pigs, frogs, and tigers as well as an array of magnificent decorated horses.

Great American CarouselGreat American Carousel



This entertaining visual celebration offers a closeup look at the carousel not only as amusement but as cultural icon and craft.

Author: Tobin Fraley

Publisher: Chronicle Books

ISBN: 0811806340

Category:

Page: 132

View: 264

This entertaining visual celebration offers a closeup look at the carousel not only as amusement but as cultural icon and craft. Rare historical photographs portray America's earliest wooden carousels, their creators, and the shops where they were carved. Full-color portraits display fanciful pigs, frogs, and tigers as well as an array of magnificent decorated horses.

The Carousel KeepersThe Carousel Keepers



This is a book for all who enjoyed the experiences of watching, hearing, and riding the wooden carousel during the golden age of American amusement history -- and for those who continue to appreciate the carousel, or merry-go-round, as a ...

Author: Carrie Papa

Publisher: McDonald and Woodward Publishing Company

ISBN: 093992367X

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Page: 250

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This is a book for all who enjoyed the experiences of watching, hearing, and riding the wooden carousel during the golden age of American amusement history -- and for those who continue to appreciate the carousel, or merry-go-round, as a very special element of the American cultural landscape. This book contains 107 black-and-white photographs and printed images. Carrie Papa invited thirty-seven 'insiders' -- people who lived behind the lights, music, magic, and fantasy of the antique wooden carousel to reveal the purposes, experiences, memories, and emotions of their involvement with this form of amusement and entertainment. The reader will hear the stories of manufacturers of carousels and the craftsmen who made them, owners and managers of amusement parks, carousel operators and support personnel, riders, and those who have studied, preserved, and revitalised carousels and preserved interest in them. These accounts provide windows onto the everyday life of participants in the industry -- onto the reality behind the nostalgia -- and document an important part of our national amusement heritage.

Flying HorsesFlying Horses



Featuring the world-class collection of The New England Carousel Museum, this award-winning book provides a visual and narrative reference to the rise of American mass entertainment, which sprang up from the revolutions in industry, urban ...

Author: Peter J. Malia

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ISBN: 0982546823

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Page: 185

View: 578

Selected as "Top Pick" by Midwest Review. First fully annotated and illustrated art and social history of American carousels and their creators during the Golden Age of American Carousel Art, 1870 - 1930. Featuring the world-class collection of The New England Carousel Museum, this award-winning book provides a visual and narrative reference to the rise of American mass entertainment, which sprang up from the revolutions in industry, urban electrification, transportation and immigration that helped to shape a nation at play.