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December 1, 1999 - March 31, 2000
Museum: American History Museum
Location: 3rd Floor, East Wing (near entrance to Archives Center)
Documents and photographs from several carousel companies highlight the history of carousels. Two featured wood carvers are Salvatore Cernigliaro (1879-1974), known for his Dentzel animals, and Marcus C. Illions (1866-1949), known for his carousel animals at Coney Island. To illustrate their craftsmanship, 2 full-scale carousel animals -- a "flirting rabbit" carved by Cernigliaro and a horse carved by Illions -- are displayed nearby.