SANTA MONICA PLEASURE PIER, CAROUSEL, 1917

SANTA MONICA PLEASURE PIER, CAROUSEL, 1917

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THE CAROUSEL (Hippodrome)

Built in 1916, the same year as the Looff Pleasure Pier (now called Santa Monica Pier) on which it is located, the Hippodrome was the last work of master carousel builder and amusement pioneer Charles I.D. Looff.

ON METAL, High Gloss Surface, Metal Print , Float Mount Hangers
(Prints float 1/2" off wall), 1/8" Rounded Corners

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From the Stephen Raul Anaya Collection, comes a rare and mostly unseen look at the Santa Monica Pleasure Pier and its surroundings from 1917. Images were pulled from a rare ‘Prospectus Book’, created by its then owner, Mr. Looff (master carver, crafted more than 40 carousels during his lifetime, including the first first carousel in 1876) hoping to sell shares in his Santa Monica “Pleasure Pier.

This image is from a study of Charles I. D. Looff’s 1917 prospectus book of his Santa Monica Pleasure Pier. When Jens Lucking and Michael Murphy seek these images that were photographed over 100 years ago the process becomes a means of connecting the viewer with a continuity of time and place, emancipating the viewer from a moment, unified in the journey of community all time past.