Jeff Brouws

Inside the Live Reptile Tent, The Twilight World of the Carnival Midway

With text by cultural historian Bruce Caron

Inside the Live Reptile Tent takes us on a journey to the heart of American recreation, traveling through 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. Jeff Brouws's images of nostalgia hold a prominent place in the American consciousness.

143 Pages
80, 4-tone color and historical black-and-white plates of carnivals past and present
Published by Chronical Books, 2001

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