Tuesday, December 01, 2015

Carnival Ferris Wheel Operator

Three black and white snapshots of an operator for a Ferris Wheel. The wheel was part of a traveling carnival. The photographs were taken in June of 1959. I like his apron set up to take money and issue tickets.

1 comment:

K. Martinez said...

This brings back memories of my young adult years. I was a Ferris Wheel operator back in the late 1970's at the Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk. One of the things you had to be aware of is the weight and size of your patrons coming aboard and try to distribute them as evenly as possible around the wheel to ensure you won't get a weight imbalance that could result in the motor burning out. The black and white makes these extra special. Thanks!