Monday, April 20, 2009

The Please Touch Museum Dentzel Carousel in action

Here are a few of the short videos I shot this weekend in Philadelphia. The carousel is a fifty-two foot, three-abreast, jumper carousel with a stationary outside row of characters. It contains fifty-two, hand-carved, animal and two chariots. Eighteen beveled mirrors are attached to the outside rounding board. The mirrors are each surrounded by a clown head, decorated with acanthus leaves. It contains forty horses, four rabbits, four cats, two pigs, two goats as well as the two chariots.
It is said that it was one of William Dentzel's favorite carousels.
I rode it and highly recommend a trip to the Please Touch Museum in Memorial Hall, Philadelphia.

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