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Frederick and Mary Hill Fried Folk Art Archives, ca. 1895-1985

Creator:
Fried, Frederick 1909-1994
Collector:
Fried, Mary Hill
Creator:
National Carousel Association
Physical description:
36 cu. ft. : 43 boxes
Type:
Photographs
Collection descriptions
Clippings
Advertisements
Books
Auction catalogs
Design drawings
Blueprints
Place:
United States
Date:
1895
1895-1985
ca 1895-1985
20th century
Notes:
Fred and Mary Fried were antiquarians and avid collectors and scholars of folk art. Frederick Fried wrote two books, "A Pictorial History of the Carousel" and "Artists in Wood", and together with his wife wrote "America's Forgotten Folk Art." The Frieds were politically active in efforts to save historic structures and were active members of the National Carousel Association.
Summary:
The Frieds' research and writings on folk art. Subject files include photographs, drawings, advertising, books, articles, auction catalogs, blueprints, correspondence, notes and writings. The vast majority of the subject files relate to carousels and carousel animals, but there are also voluminous files on other folk art topics, including show figures, architectural ornamentation, signs, weather vanes, ship carvings, circus art, coin-operated machines and other forms of folk art.
Cite as:
Frederick and Mary Hill Fried Folk Art Archives, ca. 1895-1985, Archives Center, National Museum of American History
Topic:
Coin-operated machines
Signs and signboards
Wood-carvers
Architecture--Details
Weather vanes
Figure sculpture
Folk art
Amusement ride equipment industry
Merry-go-round art
Merry-go-round
Amusement rides
Periodicals
Local number:
1995.3044 (NMAH Acc.)
Data Source:
Archives Center - NMAH

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