Setting: 1900s (turn of the century) USA, very small traveling carnival/freak show Googled: carnival rides, traveling carnival rides, carnival rides 1900s, carnival, freak show
My story is set in roughly the late 1890s-early 1900s, right around the turn of the century, in a very small traveling carnival/freak show. While I know plenty about the freak show side, I'm having a bit of trouble with the carnival side of it.
What rides were available for traveling carnivals in that time period? While I've been able to figure out rides did exist, I can't find anywhere that says what they were. I do know ferris wheels existed then, but do you think a small carnival (think less than 20 members) in horse-drawn wagons, would have a ferris wheel?
I'm also a bit foggy on what they would charge in the 1900s. What was the price of entertainment then? Would a penny an act/ride/etc be too cheap?
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