Beautiful Horse on the Carousel


Joined October 2008

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Between 1919 and 1934, George F. Johnson (1857 – 1948), shoe manufacturer and great benefactor, donated six beautiful carousels to the local parks of Binghamton, New York and three neighboring towns. Johnson felt carousels contributed to a happy life and would help youngsters grow into strong and useful citizens. Because of his own poor childhood, “George F.” believed carousels should be enjoyed by everyone and insisted that the municipalities never charge money for a magic ride.

Canon EOS Digital Rebel XT, Canon Zoom Lens EF-S 18-55mm.
Edited in Corel Paint Shop Pro.
Location: Binghamton, New York (USA).
Dedicated to the dancing horse in the song “Once Upon a December”, video below.
(10169 views on May. 20, 2016)

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Featured in For the Love of TEDDY BEARS on Aug. 9, 2016

Installed in 1925, this carousel includes 60 jumping horses 4-abreast, chariots and the original 2-roll frame WurliTzer 146-B Military Band Organ with bells. The horses and the original carousel house cupola have been restored. There are no stationery horses. The carousels or merry-go-rounds were all manufactured by the Allan Herschell Companies of North Tonawanda, New York.

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