Governor’s Island, New York City hosted a vintage French carnival this summer. I rode a Vélocipèdes and took in the sights and sounds whilst considering that these rides existed in 1900s Paris and may have well played host to my grandfather and his siblings.
Did these re-enactment types capture the style if the period? I think they might be dressed in too much white.
It’s also fun to note that many of the songs we have in our minds when we think of carnivals date back to this era and perhaps even this gorgeous, stupendous machine: