Imperial Size Photograph of Steam Powered Carousel, ca 1880s. Salon steam carousels were assemblies from a large number of parts from several specialist artisans and other (older) fairground rides. A salon steam carousel was never bought as a whole at one moment in time. There were no manufacturers that sold such a ride as a complete item, so the salon steam carousels mostly evolved into their ultimate appearance by additions over a number of years. Only a small number of families actually owned a salon steam carousel.

    Rare albumen unidentified photograph of a steam powered carousel depicts people posing for this unknown photographer. Many children waiting for there turn to ride on the Carousel. There are cables running from the steam engine to carousel to power it around. You can make out a couple of figures under the tent, many wooden horses and looks to be a hand carved sled. Great photograph. Measures approximately 9.5" x 7.25"

    Fine, very light contrast upper left

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