Nov 21, 2019

Carousel, Paris

Carousel, Paris

1932

Ilse Bing

(American, 1899-1998)

Gelatin silver print

Image: 38.6 x 48.8 cm (15 3/16 x 19 3/16 in.); Paper: 40.1 x 50.5 cm (15 13/16 x 19 7/8 in.)

Gift of Michael Mattis and Judith Hochberg 2020.298

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Did you know?

Riding a merry-go-round may be a rare treat in the United States but is a common one in France.

Description

Paris has a number of carousels; the oldest still in use was made in 1879. When Bing first moved to Paris, she received assignments from a newspaper in her native Frankfurt, Germany, to photograph the city and its amusements, including popular public entertainments like the carousel.

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