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• Carousel History Books and other educational resources • A list of Carousel Museums & related Organizations. • Other carousel related links …
Marianne Stevens (1929-2012), Founding member: NCA; ACS. Carousel author, historian, preservationist, collector, artist.
“As a young girl, I loved horses. But, where I grew up, I could never have a real horse, so I would dream of a carousel horse. I always loved the pretty horses on the old carousels. I guess the eye is naturally attracted to their beauty, as that was the intention of the talented carvers. I finally bought my first carousel horse in 1964, just outside NYC, leaving the World’s Fair. It was a charred Illions from the Coney Island Steeplechase carousel. I paid $35. By the time I was acquiring the outside row from the same carousel, the price had risen to $350.”
Charlotte Dinger (1930-1996). Carousel art pioneer. From her best-selling 1983 book “Art of the Carousel”
“The fanciful carousel has charmed people of all ages… of all lands, but it reached its most outstanding success and beauty through the talent and creativity of American craftsman… Created by gifted hands and loving hearts of a bygone era, the carousel is now a recognized and respected American art form.”
Nina Fraley (1927-2013) Founder: Carousel West; NCA. Groundbreaking carousel preservationist & restoration artist.
“Let’s get on with the job of educating the public to the value of the heritage of wooden carousels, both as functioning machines and as art”.
Bernard “Barney” Illions (1901-1988) From the Introduction of “Painted Ponies”.
“I don’t know how the other carvers would have felt about their works selling for so much money in later years. Most old-time carvers would be astonished that their handwork was considered valuable in the art world. But the “Old Gent”, [M. C. Illions], would be happy that his art was recognized.”
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Peers, Rol and Jo Summit; son, Tobin; and friend and student, Lise Lipeman, pay …
Brief bios of the masters who
carved and built the historic
carousels and figures we
treasure today during the
“Golden Age” of American
Carousels, beginning in the
1880s and ending with the
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