Monday, January 20, 2014

Early Ferris Wheel

A weekend find is this great cabinet card photograph of an early Ferris wheel. The card features a finely made Ferris wheel with the seats covered with straw canopies. Several employees work the steam driven ride including the brake man and a pretty girl selling tickets. In quick research I could not find a similar Ferris wheel. My first thought was that the wheel was located in Elitch's Garden. I can see where riding this would be a thrill.

1 comment:

Major Pepperidge said...

Wow, this is an amazing looking photo - it should appear in a Ken Burns documentary.