Golden Gate Park Carousel, San Francisco, California

Behind
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The Golden Gate Park carousel lay just behind the Sharon Art Studio. This carousel was created by Herschell-Spillman in 1888, and restored in 1977.


Ruby Newman Tue, 18 Jan 2022 09:56:22
Lovely photos of the Golden Gate Park Carrousel. I'm the artist that restored it in 1977. for more details of my team's efforts. visit: https://www.rubynewman.com/pages/EC_DA_Carousel.html external link

You can see that after 40 years plus the pieces remain in excellent condition. I used the best techniques and industrial materials to handle heavy use. So delighted to see it has paid off!

Happy to answer and questions. With warm regards, Ruby Newman


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Closed That Day
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The Golden Gate Park Carousel was closed on that Thursday, so nobody was riding it. These pictures of the animals were taken through the surrounding glass windows.


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Giraffe and Ostrich
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A giraffe wore a gold medal around its neck and had a fancy fringed saddle. Behind the giraffe was a tall ostrich.


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Dramatic Horse
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A dramatic blue and gray horse reared up as if being blown from behind by a fierce wind.


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Camel
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A two-humped camel walked in a stately manner as if a character taken directly from Arabian stories.


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Silver Horse
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A silver horse, with grey and black spots, raised one leg as if performing a trick. It wore a bandana tied around its neck.


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Galloping Goat
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A goat galloped next to a rooster.


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Stately Lion
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A stately lion looked regal in its outrageously stylized mane.


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A Griffin
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A griffin lunged forward with its curved talons. It was balanced on its curved fish-like tail.


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Armored Horse
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A horse looked ready for battle, wearing its plated armor.


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A Crane And A Rooster
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A crane and a rooster each walked with a bar. This sounds almost like the start of a joke.


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Green Horse
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A green blotched white horse walked next to a brown striped zebra.


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Tiger
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A tiger wore a saddle that featured a flying woman reaching forward toward chains on the tiger's neck.


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Bargain Carousel
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The prices for riding the carousel were posted on a window. At $2 for an adult and $1 for a child, this carousel was a bargain.


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A Nearby Building
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A nearby building sold snacks and carousel tickets.


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The Carousel Building
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The building housing the carousel was surrounded by tall windows. Sadly the carousel was closed when these photographs were taken.


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