American Carnival Art

Carved American Carnival Head, circa 1890s
Carved American Carnival Head, circa 1890s
Antique 19th Century American Folk Art Carnival Art
Wood
Finely featured carved man's head found in the southern United States. Most likely a late 19th century carnival head featured in a ball or ring toss game.
Wood Carved Folk Art Girl and Dog Carousel Chariot Original Paint Surface
Wood Carved Folk Art Girl and Dog Carousel Char...
Early 20th Century American Folk Art Carnival Art
Wood
Fantastic girl and her dog Folk Art carved carousel chariot panel. Superb original paint surface. Great three dimensional surface. Excellent wall hanging.
Hand-Painted Early Americana Folk Art Game Wheel
Hand-Painted Early Americana Folk Art Game Wheel
Antique Early 1900s American Folk Art Carnival Art
Wood
Stunning black painted Americana Folk Art gambling wheel. Patina is fantastic Great hardware Measurements are 25.25 in x 35 in high x 8.25 in 22-3/4 in base. 15lbs total weight...
Hand-Painted Early Americana Folk Art Wall Mount Game Wheel
Hand-Painted Early Americana Folk Art Wall Moun...
Vintage 1920s American Folk Art Carnival Art
Wood
What a great addition this would make to your home Folk Art game wheel Measuring 31 in x 34.5 in H x 5 in deep. .
Vintage Carnival Midway Wood Ring Toss Game
Vintage Carnival Midway Wood Ring Toss Game
Vintage 1950s American Folk Art Carnival Art
Wood
Great vintage carnival midway ring toss game. Perfect wall art. Wood with original park paint surface. These appear to be one of a kind carnie made pieces for a traveling carnival. B...
Antique Hand-Painted Wood Bowling Set
Antique Hand-Painted Wood Bowling Set
Vintage 1950s American Carnival Art
Wood
Ten original wood hand-painted pins with wooden ball. Great game for indoor or outdoor use. Also a beautiful decorative object. Very good vintage condition. Each pin measures: 3" D...
1930s Carnival Knockdown Punk Game
1930s Carnival Knockdown Punk Game
Vintage 1930s American Folk Art Carnival Art
Metal
1930s Carnival Knockdown Punk game. Original patina.
Carnival Shooting Gallery Target Deer Spinners
Carnival Shooting Gallery Target Deer Spinners
Unknown
Vintage 1950s American Folk Art Carnival Art
Iron
An unusual arcade target group cut from iron and mounted on a rod so that targets would spin if hit. Well drawn animal forms on rods.
Vintage Late 19th Century Canvas Circus Carnival Midway Folk Art Sideshow Banner
Vintage Late 19th Century Canvas Circus Carniva...
Antique Early 1900s American Folk Art Carnival Art
Canvas
Very early American circus or carnival Sideshow Banner, circa 1890-1900. Fantastic paint detail. Great example of American folk art banner painting. The Great American African Camel ...
Early 20th Century Cast Brass Standing Cat With Old Paint Decoration
Early 20th Century Cast Brass Standing Cat With...
Unknown
Early 20th Century American Folk Art Figurative Sculptures
Brass, Paint
Early 20th Century Cast Brass Standing Cat with old paint decoration. Curious pugnacious pose standing with arms stretched out leaning back on it's tail. Once presumed to have been h...
Antique Carnival Game Wheel
Antique Carnival Game Wheel
Vintage 1930s American Folk Art Carnival Art
Metal
Antique carnival game wheel.
Large 1930s Carnival Punks Sam and George
Large 1930s Carnival Punks Sam and George
Vintage 1930s American Folk Art Carnival Art
Leather, Canvas, Wood
Large 1930s carnival punks Sam and George.
Carnival Midway Cast Iron Spinning Disc and Rab...
Vintage 1930s American Folk Art Carnival Art
Iron
Large-scale carnival midway cast iron spinning disk and knock over rabbit shooting gallery target. A prize shot that would have had bells or ringers when shot through spinning holes....
Carnival Midway Cast Iron Spinning Disc and Duc...
Vintage 1930s American Folk Art Carnival Art
Large-scale carnival midway cast iron spinning disk and knock over duck shooting gallery target. A prize shot that would have had bells or ringers when shot through holes. Duck targe...
Signed Snap Wyatt Sideshow Banner
Snap Wyatt
Vintage 1950s American Folk Art Carnival Art
Canvas, Iron
Fantastic "Plenty For Two" sideshow banner painted by Snap Wyatt. Great manageable size.
19th Century American Traveling Circus Carousel...
Antique 19th Century American Folk Art Carnival Art
Pair of American 19th century circus wagon or traveling carousel three-dimensional wood carved faces. From an early American traveling circus. Many layers of paint and patina. Each i...
1950s-1960s D-Lux Hot Nuts Carousel Circus Theme
Unknown
Vintage 1950s American More Dining and Entertaining
Metal
Coin-Op "D-Lux Nuts" hot nut vending machine, tin circus tent shaped "Lift the Big Top - Get Em Hot!", spins and lights up.
Large Carnival Fun-House Mirror with Real Glass
Vintage 1960s American Carnival Art
Glass, Wood
Very cool carnival fun-house mirror. Large-scale. Real glass. Most of these are made with plastic and vinyl stickers etc. Good condition. Some patina and markings to glass. Great pie...
Carnival Mirror
Vintage 1950s American Carnival Art
Glass, Wood, Paint
Carnival panel with great crusty mirror.
Carnival Sign "Free Rides"
Vintage 1950s American Carnival Art
Wood, Paint
Great carnival panel from carousel. Wiring as found.
Antique Casino Carnival Gambling Game Wheel Woo...
Evans Gaming Company
Vintage 1910s American Folk Art Carnival Art
Antique tabletop gaming wheel. Most likely made by Evan's gaming company. Graphic painted dice in original paint surface. Heavy cast iron stand and leather strap.
Eight Panel Printed Carnival Screen, circa 1940
Vintage 1940s American Folk Art Carnival Art
Wood
Eight panel printed carnival screen, circa 1940. Large printed panels reproduce a whimsical, hand-painted scene of elephants and performers. Can be installed on the wall as a pain...
Soap Box Derby Carnival Midway Car Racing Sign
Vintage 1960s American Folk Art Signs
Composition
Graphic hand-painted signs. Most likely from an American soap box derby race track or perhaps carnival midway ride. Presented in black wraparound metal frame.
Huge Americana Floor Model Wheel of Fortune, "T...
French Game & Novelty Company
Early 20th Century American Folk Art Carnival Art
Antique Arcade Americana Folk Art gaming wheel of fortune floor model in vivid color on wood stand with metal legs. This wheel is branded and marked as 'The Green Star' Mfg. by Frenc...
Carved Wood Seal with Cast Iron Spinning Ball,,...
Unknown
Vintage 1920s American Folk Art Animal Sculptures
Iron, Wood
Carved wood seal with cast iron motorized spinning ball, amazing Folk Art, carnival art, sculpture, most likely made for entrance of aquatic exhibit of some sort, circus, carnival, f...
HC Evans 'Mike' Carnival Punk Knock Down
H.C. Evans
Vintage 1950s American Folk Art Carnival Art
Leather, Canvas, Wood
HC Evans carnival punk from the collection of a carny who worked at the Long Beach Pike. Gaffed so it would have been impossible to knock over and win the prize.
Vintage Turtle Baby Carnival Sideshow Banner, c...
Unknown
Vintage 1950s American Folk Art Carnival Art
Fantastic turtle baby sideshow banner. Great colors and a nice manageable size. This banner was found outside of Chicago and most likely the work of Nieman Eisman of Nieman Studios. ...
Soldier Carnival Shooting Gallery Targets
King Manufacturing Co.
Early 20th Century American Carnival Art
Iron
Early examples of 'King' soldier shooting gallery targets. Rare shape and extremely thick. King manufactured shooting galleries and targets throughout the first half of the 20th cent...
Carnival Clown Shooting Gallery Target
Macglashan Air Gun Co.
Early 20th Century American Folk Art Carnival Art
Iron
Sheet iron carnival shooting gallery target in the shape of a clowns head. Not marked, but thought to have been made by the Macglashan Air Gun company in California. Target still has...
Large Vintage Hand-Painted Game Wheel
Vintage 1950s American Folk Art Carnival Art
Iron, Wood
Large vintage hand-painted wood game wheel.
Carnival Midway Punk Knockdown Goat Game
Vintage 1940s American Folk Art Carnival Art
Canvas
Vintage carnival punk. Unusual goat named "Billie". Knock "Billie" over and win the prize.
Hand-Painted Americana Folk Art Game Wheel Farm...
Vintage 1930s American Folk Art Carnival Art
Wood
Another wonderful early Americana game wheel. Measures: 23.5 in x 34 in H x 11-3/8 in deep. Great piece for your home or office.  
Carnival Midway Flashing Sputnik Light
Vintage 1950s American Steampunk Carnival Art
Plastic
Vintage flashing Sputnik light from carnival midway. Real attention grabber. One side has old repair. Please see images. All sockets in good working order.
Vintage 1970s Collection of Boardwalk Souvenir ...
Vintage 1970s American American Craftsman Carnival Art
Glass
Set of five. Old time Boardwalk game prizes, measure: 20 inches high.
Antique Distressed Luggage Leather Hat Box, 1800s
Unknown
Antique Early 1800s American American Colonial Carnival Art
Brass, Leather, Silk
For your consideration a beautiful antique distressed leather luggage hat box, USA, 1800s.      
Vintage Carnival Midway Penny Pitch Game
Vintage 1940s American Folk Art Carnival Art
Wood
Nicely scaled carnival midway penny pitch game. Original paint surface. Graphic bold design with great colors.
Vintage Circus or Sideshow Hand-Painted Giant C...
Vintage 1930s American Folk Art Carnival Art
Canvas
Vintage one of a kind circus or sideshow hand painted banner with a giant clown balancing a feather on his nose. Original paint on a light canvas sheet. The banner is stamped on the ...
Early Sunshine Studios American Side Show Elect...
Vintage 1930s American Folk Art Carnival Art
Canvas
Early example of American sideshow banner art. Painted at the Sunshine Studio in Witchita, Kansas by Geo Bellis. Signed by artist on front and studio name on front and back. This ban...
Vintage Large Sideshow Palm Readers Banner, "Te...
Vintage 1930s American Carnival Art
Great subject matter! Carnival or sideshow "Temple of Palmistry" banner from palm reader's booth. At 8 feet wide and 2 feet tall, this is a manageable size to hang on a wall.
Vintage Paper Mâché Parade Carnival Head
Unknown
Vintage 1930s American Folk Art Carnival Art
Composition, Paint, Paper
This giant papier mâché parade head was found in Kansas. Most likely used for a department store Thanksgiving or Christmas parade or Mardi Gras festivities. This bad boy has been the...
Painted Pecking Chickens, Pair
Unknown
Early 20th Century American Folk Art Carnival Art
Wool
These fun vintage painted chickens are in good condition. They are late but so great. Chicken pecking size: 12 long x 9 high x 7 wide Side looking chicken 12 long x 9 high x 6 wide.
Large-Scale American Folk Art Carnival Game Boa...
Unknown
Vintage 1940s American Folk Art Carnival Art
Wood, Cork
Large-scale Folk Art Carnival game board, American, circa 1940s. This painted carnival game board came from Texas and combines wonderfully patinated graphic colors in a highly collec...
Large Antique Iron Banded Wood Carnival or Circ...
Antique Late 19th Century American Carnival Art
Iron
Large antique iron banded wood carnival strongman's mallet. Measures: Length 35 3/4 inches, height 9 1/2 inches, diameter 8 inches. Terrific object.
Original Tattoo Flash Drawing
20th Century American Carnival Art
Paint
Original tattoo flash drawing, circa 1960. Watercolor on paper. Framed.
Abstract Wood and Iron Carousel Horse Vermont, ...
Vintage 1920s American Folk Art Carnival Art
Wood
Abstract carousel horse from an early 20th century Vermont park, rare in their simplicity of form. Wood simply carved with original park paint surface. Iron stirrups and stand. Great...
Original Tattoo Flash Drawing
20th Century American Carnival Art
Paint
Original tattoo flash drawing, circa 1960. Watercolor on paper. Framed.
Illions Polychrome Carved Wooden Carousel Eleme...
Marcus Charles Illions
Early 20th Century American Carnival Art
Wood
A fine polychrome carved wooden carousel figure head element with carved roses by Marcus Charles Illions (1871-1949). Illions was a master carver of wooden carousel horses and other ...
Clown Carousel Light, circa 1940s
Unknown
Vintage 1940s American Folk Art Carnival Art
Wood
A wonderfully expressive painted clown face adorns this staggered carousel light with vibrant original red, yellow and blue park paint.
American Sideshow "Double" Banner by Johnny Meah
Johnny Meah
Vintage 1960s American Folk Art Carnival Art
Canvas
Vividly painted American sideshow banner with larger than life subject matter. Painted by the self-titled Czar of Bizarre, Johnny Meah. Both banners are signed. The Harold huge banne...
Early Carnival Midway Sideshow or Circus Prop S...
Vintage 1920s American Folk Art Signs
Wood
Great early vintage, circa 1920s sideshow or circus prop sign. Egyptian mummy shipping crate. Very graphic and quite possibly one of a kind. Found in the southern United States.
Original Wood Carved Carnival Midway Poster Let...
Vintage 1930s American Folk Art Carnival Art
Wood, Paint
Set of three original hand-carved letterpress made by the Neal Walters Poster Company. Fantastic carnival midway scene. Games, carnival rides and acrobats. Carved with incredible det...
Large Pig Carnival Shooting Gallery Target
Mid-20th Century American Folk Art Carnival Art
Iron
Large pig carnival shooting gallery target. Original paint.
Early 1930s Folk Art Wooden Tire Game Wheel
Vintage 1930s American Folk Art Carnival Art
Wood
Fantastic Folk Art game wheel, made from a wooden bicycle wheel. Recycled into a game wheel years ago. Measuring: 32 in diameter, 48 in high, 18 in depth. Please check our storefron...
Carousel Prancing Horse Made by Dentzel Carouse...
Gustave Dentzel
Early 20th Century American Folk Art Sculptures and Carvings
The prancing horse is carved from basswood and has glass eyes and a faceted “Jewell” on harness. Leather and iron stirrups. Retaining an excellent old surface Germantown, PA, circ...
Vintage Carnival Midway Double Game Wheel or Ga...
20th Century American Folk Art Carnival Art
Vintage double game wheel found in the south. Carnival midway or perhaps for table gambling. Original red paint surface. Both wheels spin freely.
1930 Wooden Carnival Game by French Game & Nove...
French Game & Novelty Company
Vintage 1930s American Folk Art Carnival Art
Wood
Unusual Folk Art wooden carnival game in working condition and with original paint. Players bet on which city the spring-released airplane will land on. Made by French Game & Novelty...
Vintage Abstract Carnival Midway or Tavern Dart...
Mid-20th Century American Folk Art Carnival Art
Wood
Large vintage carnival midway dart game found in the Midwest. Geometric shapes painted on wood. Many small dart holes on surface.
Parker Carousel Company Wood Carved Chariot Side
John Adams Parker
Early 20th Century American Steampunk Carnival Art
Wood
Carved wood Parker Carousel chariot side. Fantastic carved dragon with the original jewel eye.
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