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Jeff Brouws, Inside the Live Reptile Tent, The Twilight World of the Carnival Midway
With text by cultural historian Bruce Caron

Journey to the heart of American recreation, and travel through the landscape of the carnival midway with its amusement rides, brightly colored booths, and beseeching barkers. Included are photographs of freak shows, fast-food booths, vertiginous rides and rigged games, all captured in the melancholy light of past glories and eroding imaginations. Brouws's images of nostalgia hold a prominent place in the American consciousness.

Signed, Softcover
143 pages
80 4-tone color and historical black-and-white plates of carnivals past and present
Chronical Books, 2001

$40 signed