I came across this carousel at a country Field Day and took a great many photos of it. I was, at the time, working on a 'Ring 'o Roses' composition (a group of children running in a circle - they appear in Party No 2) for which I substituted the same round composition of the carousel with the additional weight at the base of the composition hanging from fine lines.
The original carousel was old, rusted, chipped, had no canopy and a couple of the horses' legs were missing but, when I painted exactly that, it looked as if I'd made it up. (This is a constant problem when using, say, spectacular skies or grotesque people - in pre-digital days, they were credible in a photograph but not in a painting and now are no longer credible at all).
Unfortunately, it was damaged.