Carousel Horses from the Fred and Mary Fried Art Collection

December 1, 1999 – January 31, 2000

National Museum of American History
14th Street and Constitution Avenue, NW
Washington, DC

3rd Floor, East Wing, near entrance to Archives Center Floor Plan

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.