Archive ID: 1982-117-31

Girls on carousel horses at St. Columba carnival

Date Created: circa 1950

Donor: Lucille Tidmarsh

Media Type: Photograph


Girls enjoy the Merry Go Round at St. Columba’s Parish Carnival circa 1950. During summertime in Southeast Chicago, many churches and local organizations held carnivals as fund-raisers. Carnivals were a high point of summer social life. Rides included the ferris wheel, tilt-a-whirl, and merry-go-round. Young people could test their skills and win prizes at various booths, such as throwing a ping-pong in a fish bowl to win a goldfish. Many carnivals offered raffles with a new car as the grand prize. Kids also looked forward to the food, cotton candy and other treats.

Rights Policy:

Materials posted on this site have been donated to the Southeast Chicago Historical Society and Museum for public use. If there are any questions or concerns about materials posted, please contact us. Some of the materials on this site are protected under Creative Commons licensing. For information on use and reproduction, please see the following Rights Policy.


Contact us with any inquiries.


Churches   Community Life   Recreation   1950-1979   Hegewisch   Other/Unknown   Photograph   1982-117   Animals   Automobiles   Buildings   Carnivals   Carousels   Cars   Children   Hats   Horses   St. Columba   Vehicles