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The Flying Horse Carousel in Watch Hill, c. 1950

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Title

The Flying Horse Carousel in Watch Hill, c. 1950

Subject

Description

Image of two women riding the Flying Horse Carousel in Watch Hill, located in Westerly, R.I., c. 1950.

Dating from about 1876, this is the oldest carousel of its type, in which the horses are suspended from a center frame, and may be the oldest extant carousel in the United States. It is one of two intact examples of the work of the Charles W.F. Dare Company of New York City, one of the major carousel manufacturers.
Source: National Historic Landmark summary listing- Flying Horse Carousel (Westerly)

See also:
Westerly Town Charter (certified copy), November 5, 1968

Rhode Island Historical Preservation Commission:  Statewide Preservation Reports, 1975 - 1982

Guide to Rhode Island Economic Development Corporation Division of Tourism photographs

Department of Economic Development - Videotapes, Tourism, 1977-1992

Source

1996-14

Publisher

Rhode Island State Archives

Date

c. 1950

Rights

Copyright is in the public domain unless otherwise specified. We reserve the right to restrict reproduction of materials due to preservation concerns.

Format

jpeg

Language

eng

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photo

Collection

Citation

Rhode Island Development Council (1951-1974), "The Flying Horse Carousel in Watch Hill, c. 1950," in Virtual Exhibits, Item #659, http://www.sos.ri.gov/virtualarchives/items/show/659 (accessed December 22, 2014).