Folk Art Freak Show Carousel Fragment
This fragment is from a carousel and features hand painted freak show characters , including images of the fat lady , the skinny man , the bearded lady , the strong man , and finally the tattooed lady.
The piece includes 8 of the original lighting fixtures , that all still work . The top features hand carved shell forms that house each of the fixtures.
Fantastic surface and incredibly folky graphic portrayal of an afternoon stroll through the carnival , complete with different groups of onlookers and children eating cotton candy.