Inside the Live Reptile Tent:

The Twilight World of Carnival Midway


aw item number:  2004.127
author:  Jeff Brouws, Bruce Caron
publisher:  Chronicle Books LLC
ISBN:  0-8118-2824-7

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number of pages:  244
date manufactured:  2001 size:  9.25"L x 10.25"H x .5"W
status:  Library  edition:  Paperback

description:  Among the most accomplished color photographers of our time, Jeff Brouws presents over 80 resplendent photographs capturing the dreamy magic of the carnival midway. Gravity-defying amusement rides, brightly colored booths, the beseeching barkers--Brouws' tableaux are accompanied by dozens of historical images from photographers such as Ben Shahn, Marion Post Wolcott, and Arthur Rothstein, and vivid text by cultural historian Bruce Caron. Inside the Live Reptile Tent is a journey to the heart of every special weekend and holiday adventure.