Young Girl Seated on a Carousel Horse, circa 1955

Summary

By the mid-1900s, carousels -- once thrilling amusement park staples -- no longer excited most adult riders. But after World War II, at new "kiddie parks" geared specifically to families, parents could delight in watching their children take a spin.

By the mid-1900s, carousels -- once thrilling amusement park staples -- no longer excited most adult riders. But after World War II, at new "kiddie parks" geared specifically to families, parents could delight in watching their children take a spin.

Artifact

Photographic print

Date Made

circa 1955

Subject Date

circa 1955

Creators

Unknown

 On Exhibit

By Request in the Benson Ford Research Center

Object ID

88.54.118

Credit

From the Collections of The Henry Ford. From the Estate of Myrta Schwartz.

Material

Paper (Fiber product)

Technique

Gelatin silver process

Color

Black-and-white (Colors)

Dimensions

Height: 4 in

Width: 4 in

Connect 3

Discover curious connections between artifacts.

Learn More