Edison Institute School Children on the Merry-Go-Round in Greenfield Village, 1948

Summary

The Herschell-Spillman Company was one of America's largest and most successful manufacturers of riding galleries, merry-go-rounds, and carousels in the early 20th century. New forms of entertainment had become more popular by the mid-1900s, but these once-thrilling amusement park staples continued to delight young riders. These students broke from their studies in 1948 to enjoy a spin on a circa-1905 Herschell-Spillman riding gallery.

The Herschell-Spillman Company was one of America's largest and most successful manufacturers of riding galleries, merry-go-rounds, and carousels in the early 20th century. New forms of entertainment had become more popular by the mid-1900s, but these once-thrilling amusement park staples continued to delight young riders. These students broke from their studies in 1948 to enjoy a spin on a circa-1905 Herschell-Spillman riding gallery.

Artifact

Photographic print

Subject Date

1948

Creators

Unknown

Location

Not on exhibit to the public.

Object ID

EI.1929.2940

Credit

From the Collections of The Henry Ford.

Material

Paper (Fiber product)

Technique

Gelatin silver process

Color

Black-and-white (Colors)

Dimensions

Height: 8 in

Width: 10 in

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