|Carousel Builders, copyright 2014, Stephanie Maatta|
The carousel is housed in a covered pavilion to protect it from the weather. It was built in 1913 by the Herschell Spillman Company in New York, and is celebrating its 101st birthday this year.
The ride requires vigilant care and ongoing restoration to maintain its beauty and function. Each of the animals and benches is hand-carved, hand-painted wood, and the tails on the horses are made from real horse hair.
|Carousel Carving, copyright 2014, Stephanie Maatta|
|Fiery Beast, copyright 2014, Stephanie Maatta|
On my next visit to village it will be time to attempt photographing the carousel in motion. Perhaps a bit of reading and research are in order to gain an understanding of the best camera settings.