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Page 4A-The Second Opinion-July 1, 1981 II II I I I * Carousels caught in vicious circle ,T's NOT JUST ANOTHER BANK (ntinued frm page 'A)" crrect cats f medieval time the art f the carusel IT'S BNB The Philadelphia Toboggan armour and weapons. Master carver had largely been lost. Company carvers created carver D.r. Muller was a Metal and, later, fiberglass horses with historically student of the American Civil animals replaced the NEW LOWER PRICES FORMAL WEAR fOR ALL OCCASIONS IIIIII IL II IIIII War, and his military horses wear authentic cavalry gear. One Dentzei tiger sports a full- length portrait of Teddy Roosevelt stalking his prey, pince-nez and all. Carver Marcus Charles Iilions adorned his horses with portraits of the famous such as Abraham Lincoln--and himself; at least one of his horses bears a self-portrait. Another Coney Island carver, Charles Carmel, honored his wife with such a portrait on horseback. Charles Looff created total carousel en- vironments. He designed buildings with stained glass windows which cast a glow on brilliant white horses with gilded manes and trappings encrusted with mirrored jewels that caught the light. The whole was a giant kaleidoscope. The "Brooklyn Baroque" rose-bedecked steeds of carvers Stein & Goldstein are massive, aggressive chargers with their ears back and teeth bared. Herschell-Spillman carvers created smaller, gentler creatures that would appeal to children. One such delight, a frog, was outfitted in a jacket, bow tie and short pants. "Colonel" Parker's carvers gave their all with Americana: flags, eagles, Indian heads, six-shooters, sunflowers and corn--on cobs. The golden age of carousels ended with the Depression as parks closed in response to the failing economy. After World War II, amusement parks and merry-go-rounds experienced a brief revival, but by that I II IIIIII JOIN THE FUN AT THE SECOND ANNIVERSARY CELEBRATION! I a2700/te... 71 0 ,4 For Your Reservations Call Before 7:00 P.M. (603) 747-2505 Or 747-2840 I IIII I I [] [] Streets & Coupes : REGULAR CARD @ cJ OF RACING Friday night at 8 P.M. RAIN DATE .,.SAT' 8:00 p.m. m ADMISSION: D [] [3 L.J s3.50 Adults '1.00 Child SU FIRECRACKER RACE 6th Annual Jerry Humphrey Insurance Trophy Race 7:30 PM ADM.-$4.50 C3 2 [] FIREWOR AFTER RACES ": "" 1 " 4 k C0U18" DE3 'Bradford, Verm6n  exquisitely carved wooden creatures. In the 195Os, '60s and '70s television and rock concerts replaced the fantasies of a more innocent day. Many parks, often on prime real estate, were sold to developers. Today, the old wooden carousels left in America are caught in a vicious circle. Groups and individuals argue about how best to save the survivors. Preservation ef- VERMONT STATE POLICE and Vermont Fish & Game TOLL-FREE NUMBERSI Bradford 222.4680 Fairlee 333-9414 Wells River 757-2552 N EWBU RY This elaborately jewelled horse with Lincoln's portrait was carved by M.C. lllions of Coney Island, one of the most creative and artistically talented carousel carvers of all time. forts, however, create Fred Fried, a New York America. It would rea, "IN publicity about their location City carousel conservationist, DANGER." and value, which, in turn, folk art historian and author of Marianne Stevens, who creates new interest among A Pictorial History of the restores and sells carousels in those more concerned with Carousel, would put up a sign New Mexico, and tries to keep profit than with history, art or in front of the carousel them together as operating just plain fun. summarizing its future in (please turn to page 6A) * CRAFTS FAIR Displays and Sales * GIANT AUCTION Thursday-ll A.M. to Final Sale * JAM SESSION st, , - 6 .u. to a .M. * STREET DANCE StuOa Ngt-8 .M. to M,nt THE NEWEST MEMBER OF BNB's FAMILY! NEWBURY BRANCH HOURS Open for business: 9 AM to 3 PM] Monday through Thursday and 9 AM to 8 PM Friday FOUR CONVENIENT LOCATIONS TO BETTER SERVE ALL PART OF ONE HOME OWNED INDEPENDENT NATIONAL BANK. BNB - OUR MIDDLE NAME IS NATIONAL! BNB - WE'RE READY TO SERVE YOU! " .L IlRADFORD NATIONAL BANK BRADFC:ID, VERMONT . PEN IRY FARM Y SATURDAY, July I1 .. 10 AM to 5 PM atthe BURG: FARM Bedford, Vermont I FARMERS AND NON-FARMERS i, ,--GUERNSEY ]uiy The] SPONSORED BY The Orange County Farm Bureau Orange County Extension Service Green Mountain Dairy Promotion EVERYONE ----- --- IS INVITED __. _._ ............. ...... Non.farmers are invited to come see a dairy farm in operation. We want the general public to know what is involved in the production of milk and milk products. Come in for a half hour or all day. We will try to keep you interested. FREE DAIRY PRODUCTS! Milk, Ice Cream, Cheese, and Yogurt will be free to our visitors. BE SURE TO BRING THE CHILDREN Come see the cows bein milked! REMEMBER THE BRADFORD SUMMERFEST '81 FESTIVITIES! ! Page 4A-The Second Opinion-July 1, 1981 II II I I I * Carousels caught in vicious circle ,T's NOT JUST ANOTHER BANK (ntinued frm page 'A)" crrect cats f medieval time the art f the carusel IT'S BNB The Philadelphia Toboggan armour and weapons. Master carver had largely been lost. Company carvers created carver D.r. Muller was a Metal and, later, fiberglass horses with historically student of the American Civil animals replaced the NEW LOWER PRICES FORMAL WEAR fOR ALL OCCASIONS IIIIII IL II IIIII War, and his military horses wear authentic cavalry gear. One Dentzei tiger sports a full- length portrait of Teddy Roosevelt stalking his prey, pince-nez and all. Carver Marcus Charles Iilions adorned his horses with portraits of the famous such as Abraham Lincoln--and himself; at least one of his horses bears a self-portrait. Another Coney Island carver, Charles Carmel, honored his wife with such a portrait on horseback. Charles Looff created total carousel en- vironments. He designed buildings with stained glass windows which cast a glow on brilliant white horses with gilded manes and trappings encrusted with mirrored jewels that caught the light. The whole was a giant kaleidoscope. The "Brooklyn Baroque" rose-bedecked steeds of carvers Stein & Goldstein are massive, aggressive chargers with their ears back and teeth bared. Herschell-Spillman carvers created smaller, gentler creatures that would appeal to children. One such delight, a frog, was outfitted in a jacket, bow tie and short pants. "Colonel" Parker's carvers gave their all with Americana: flags, eagles, Indian heads, six-shooters, sunflowers and corn--on cobs. The golden age of carousels ended with the Depression as parks closed in response to the failing economy. After World War II, amusement parks and merry-go-rounds experienced a brief revival, but by that I II H JOIN THE FUN AT THE SECOND ANNIVERSARY CELEBRATION! I a2700/te... 71 0 ,4 For Your Reservations Call Before 7:00 P.M. (603) 747-2505 Or 747-2840 I IIII I I [] [] Streets & Coupes : REGULAR CARD @ cJ OF RACING Friday night at 8 P.M. RAIN DATE .,.SAT' 8:00 p.m. m ADMISSION: D [] [3 L.J s3.50 Adults '1.00 Child SU FIRECRACKER RACE 6th Annual Jerry Humphrey Insurance Trophy Race 7:30 PM ADM.-$4.50 C3 2 [] FIREWOR AFTER RACES ": "" 1 " 4 k C0U18" DE3 'Bradford, Verm6n  exquisitely carved wooden creatures. In the 195Os, '60s and '70s television and rock concerts replaced the fantasies of a more innocent day. Many parks, often on prime real estate, were sold to developers. Today, the old wooden carousels left in America are caught in a vicious circle. Groups and individuals argue about how best to save the survivors. Preservation ef- VERMONT STATE POLICE and Vermont Fish & Game TOLL-FREE NUMBERSI Bradford 222.4680 Fairlee 333-9414 Wells River 757-2552 N EWBU RY This elaborately jewelled horse with Lincoln's portrait was carved by M.C. lllions of Coney Island, one of the most creative and artistically talented carousel carvers of all time. forts, however, create Fred Fried, a New York America. It would rea, "IN publicity about their location City carousel conservationist, DANGER." and value, which, in turn, folk art historian and author of Marianne Stevens, who creates new interest among A Pictorial History of the restores and sells carousels in those more concerned with Carousel, would put up a sign New Mexico, and tries to keep profit than with history, art or in front of the carousel them together as operating just plain fun. summarizing its future in (please turn to page 6A) * CRAFTS FAIR Displays and Sales * GIANT AUCTION Thursday-ll A.M. to Final Sale * JAM SESSION st, , - 6 .u. to a .M. * STREET DANCE StuOa Ngt-8 .M. to M,nt THE NEWEST MEMBER OF BNB's FAMILY! NEWBURY BRANCH HOURS Open for business: 9 AM to 3 PM] Monday through Thursday and 9 AM to 8 PM Friday FOUR CONVENIENT LOCATIONS TO BETTER SERVE ALL PART OF ONE HOME OWNED INDEPENDENT NATIONAL BANK. BNB - OUR MIDDLE NAME IS NATIONAL! BNB - WE'RE READY TO SERVE YOU! " .L IlRADFORD NATIONAL BANK BRADFC:ID, VERMONT . PEN IRY FARM Y SATURDAY, July I1 .. 10 AM to 5 PM atthe BURG: FARM Bedford, Vermont I FARMERS AND NON-FARMERS i, ,--GUERNSEY ]uiy The] SPONSORED BY The Orange County Farm Bureau Orange County Extension Service Green Mountain Dairy Promotion EVERYONE ----- --- IS INVITED __. _._ ............. ...... Non.farmers are invited to come see a dairy farm in operation. We want the general public to know what is involved in the production of milk and milk products. Come in for a half hour or all day. We will try to keep you interested. FREE DAIRY PRODUCTS! Milk, Ice Cream, Cheese, and Yogurt will be free to our visitors. BE SURE TO BRING THE CHILDREN Come see the cows bein milked! REMEMBER THE BRADFORD SUMMERFEST '81 FESTIVITIES! !