Tim Kiser's photos with the carnival

A carnival is installed downtown.

A carnival is installed downtown.
Unwadded white tarpaulins of dirt become "walls" of an outdoor "hallway" as workmen haul their amusements out into the streets.

Retarded by sandbarrels will falling-objects injuries be.

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In downtown Parsons, West Virginia, on May…
Added on November 24, 2015

I interviewed a carny and asked her to talk about what was happening here and she said "Well, we're gettin' all our balls hung up to get ready to give to the ringtossers."

I interviewed a carny and asked her to talk about what was happening here and she said "Well, we're gettin' all our balls hung up to get ready to give to the ringtossers."
"Ringtossers at bottles. The ones that get a ring around a bottle, we'll give a ball to," she clarified. "They have to pay if they want to toss the rings. It costs $5 for twelve tries."

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In downtown Parsons, West Virginia, on May…
Added on October  1, 2015

"TONS OF FUN," throwing up in the bellies of elephants.

"TONS OF FUN," throwing up in the bellies of elephants.
This is way better than when this is a parking lot. I included the tree branch stick in the picture so as to give you a sense of place scale.

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In downtown Rockford, Illinois, on September 1st, 2011, a carnival operated by Skinner…
Added on December  5, 2011

Ruined carnival.

Ruined carnival.
However high anybody's hopes were that this would be fun, those hopes were too high. West Virginia never gets to have anything nice.

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At the "West Virginia Interstate Fair and Exposition" (formerly the Wood County Fair) on July 1…
Added on October  1, 2012