The great American carousel: a century of master craftmanship
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.
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Foreword by Nina Fraley ll
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