Ceropegia

Ceropegia

Posted on 07/24/2011


Photo taken on April 19, 2011



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Philadelphia Toboggan Company Carousel #62
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Philadelphia Toboggan Company Carousel #62, built in 1922 and housed in the Looff Hippodrome (built in 1916) on Santa Monica Pier, California. It has 44 original hand carved and painted horses which were restored in 1990. This is the carousel featured in the movie "The Sting" starring Paul Newman and Robert Redford. In 1939, the carousel was moved to the Santa Monica Pier from the old Ocean Park Pier to replace the original Looff carousel. (IMG_2576)

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Gillian Everett
Gillian Everett
Amazing piece of history.
Admired in Archive Airings.
3 years ago.
Ceropegia has replied to Gillian Everett
Yes, not too many of the old ones remain today, although there has been somewhat of a revival. Modern carvers are carving new animals for zoo carousels and the like, which frequently feature endangered species.
3 years ago.
lclower19
lclower19
Beautiful old carousel - nice to see that it looks well cared for!

Seen in Archive Airings
3 years ago.
Ceropegia has replied to lclower19
It is one of the few old ones that remain today. Sad, considering the wonderful carving that went into their production, not just the animals, but the seats, rounding boards, organs, and other ornamentation. Those that do remain are real gems.
3 years ago.