The Trimper family has maintained an amusement park in Ocean City, MD since 1900. In 1912 they purchased a menagerie- themed carousel from the Herschell- Spillman Company, North Tonawanda, NY.
A "menagerie" carousal incorporates all sorts of animals, some fanciful, as opposed to just horses.
The carousel was restored in the 1970's by a Ukrainian brother- sister team named the Bilous. Maria Bilous still maintains the painting and various touch- ups.
When I saw the carousel earlier this month, it was closed down for the season, but thanks to Ms. Johnnie Jett, I received permission to photograph this historic merry- go- round.