• Pain Proof Man!!!! - Shawn Wolfe
  • ichthyosis? - Cooter California
  • The Backward Boy - rrsafety
  • The Human Block Head - rrsafety
  • Human Freaks - rrsafety
  • "$5000 REWARD if you fail to see BETTY WILLIAMS The Geuine (obscured) With Equipment (?) ALIVE! Not In A Bottle/Not A Trick" - WireLizard
  • "World of Mith Presents" - WireLizard
  • I'm not going outside again till all the freaks leave. - AllenFreeman
  • The Bullet! A carnival ride still in use today (2008). I guess some things are timeless. - Filmann
  • The Genuine Double Joined Girl(?) - bideru
  • "The Genuine Double Boxed Girl
    With Four Legs". You can see another shot of this same sign on wikipedia, search for Freak Show - funkmonkey232002
  • Possibly the same Zip and Pip from Tod Browning's 1932 film "Freaks"? - beautyislikeyeah
  • nwdave64: search engines can't read text in photos. Hope that helps! - Eli the Bearded
  • Black Smoke? - Penny Sparkler
  • World of MIRTH present\s, not mith. - Teraforce88
  • It's spelled myth, not mith! - BookChief
  • Yes the vote failed. No new pope yet.
    Or some guy did a burnout.
    One or the other. - jtan163

At the Vermont state fair, Rutland (LOC)

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Delano, Jack,, photographer.

At the Vermont state fair, Rutland

1941 Sept.

1 slide : color.

Notes:
Title from FSA or OWI agency caption.
Transfer from U.S. Office of War Information, 1944.

Subjects:
Vermont State Fair--(1941 :--Rutland, Vt.)
Fairs
Midways
United States--Vermont--Rutland

Format: Slides--Color

Rights Info: No known restrictions on publication.

Repository: Library of Congress, Prints and Photographs Division, Washington, D.C. 20540 USA, hdl.loc.gov/loc.pnp/pp.print

Part Of: Farm Security Administration - Office of War Information Collection 11671-3 (DLC) 93845501

General information about the FSA/OWI Color Photographs is available at hdl.loc.gov/loc.pnp/pp.fsac

Higher resolution image is available (Persistent URL): hdl.loc.gov/loc.pnp/fsac.1a33921

Call Number: LC-USF35-51

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  1. Polyphonic Kitten 88 months ago | reply

    Ugh salt-n-pepper shakers. That ride makes me ill. Heh.

  2. lacausey2000 88 months ago | reply

    Cool a freak show!

  3. markbrewster 88 months ago | reply

    something tells me this wasn't the safest ride at the fair.

  4. Fredrik Wannheden 87 months ago | reply

    Exactly the same ride, but red and blue, remained well into the 1970'ies at the Swedish amusement park Liseberg in Gothenburg. It was called "Swingoplan".

    I was born in 1965 and I rode it around 1973 I think. I remember the "safety belt", just an inch-wide leather belt around my waist. The inside was clad with well worn vinyl and leather padding. It was a great ride.

  5. Filmann 87 months ago | reply

    In the U.S.A. the ride was actually called The Bullet. That was before it became ... incorrect .... to call it as such.

    When I was a kid in the '60's this was a mainstay on the midway of the (rather large) Mahoning County Fair (Ohio). This ride can still be found at many county fairs.

  6. Roberto41144 85 months ago | reply

    The manufacturer name is Roll - O- Plane

  7. Zhetta 79 months ago | reply

    More on Zip and Pip the microcephalics who appear in the film Freaks (and are referred to as "pinheads") were Zip and Pip (Elvira and Jenny Lee Snow)
    en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Freaks

  8. Fabiano Tasso 77 months ago | reply

    Kamikaze das antigas, auhauh!! Coll!

  9. skywheelrider 72 months ago | reply

    Filmann said....In the U.S.A. the ride was actually called The Bullet. That was before it became ... incorrect .... to call it as such.

    ************

    Actually, the real name for the ride is the "Roll-O-Plane", and it was built by Eyerly Aircraft Company out of Oregon. "Bullet" is a theme-name given the ride by some carnival companies, but is not the official factory name. Other rides manufactured by this company were the Loop-O-Plane, Rock-O-Plane, and Fly-O-Plane, amongst others (notice a trend in the names?). They also built the Octopus, Spider, Monster (still seen at many amusement parks), Sidewinder (updated version of the Roll-O-Plane), Arcoplane, Bulgy-The-Whale, Midge-O-Racer, and Ladybugs rides. All of their rides, minus the Fly-O-Plane (of which one is still in operation and that's all) and Arcoplane (none left), can still be seen on carnival midways and in amusement parks all over the world.

  10. da_upstart 47 months ago | reply

    Made by ACME

  11. aka Razz 28 months ago | reply

    What a range and depth of knowledge.

  12. loganzillmer 22 months ago | reply

    This whole series of photos is incredible.

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