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Carousel figure of a greyhound

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During the heyday of the carousel (or merry-go-round) as a popular form of American entertainment, from the 1890s into at least the 1920s, as many as three thousand carousels were installed at amusement parks across the country. Many of the finest carvers of carousel animals were German...

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Credit Line

Gift of Claire M. and Robert N. Ganz

about 1905–10

Object Place

Providence, Rhode Island, United States


137.16 x 38.1 x 185.42 cm (54 x 15 x 73 in.)

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Medium or Technique

Painted wood; glass