- Sam Darling
Governor’s Island, New York City hosted a vintage French carnival this summer. I rode a Vélocipèdes and took in the sights and sounds whilst considering that these rides existed in 1900s Paris and may have well played host to my grandfather and his siblings.
Fête Paradiso – 1900s garb
Did these re-enactment types capture the style if the period? I think they might be dressed in too much white.
Chardin family holiday snap in France in 1909. Not a lot of white clothing.
Vintage French carousel
Detail – vintage French carousel
Although riding in a Pig Carriage may have fallen out of favor?
It’s also fun to note that many of the songs we have in our minds when we think of carnivals date back to this era and perhaps even this gorgeous, stupendous machine:
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