Reithoffer Shows 1918 Packard Truck

  Reithoffer Restores And Preserves This 1918 Packard Truck Reithoffer Shows History Reithoffer Shows Beginnings Julius Reithoffer, emigrated from Germany in the mid 1800’s and settled in Duryea, Pennsylvania, opening a general store. He eventually saved up enough money running that little store to be able to purchase his first ride, a steam driven carousel, in […]

Royal American Shows Carnival Merry Go Round Wagon

Rides Were Hauled In Wagons On The Royal American Shows Every ride had at least one wagon that contained all the pieces necessary to setup the ride. Some rides needed three or four wagons to hold all the pieces of that particular ride. The Merry Go Round needed three or four separate wagons to carry […]

1948 Johnny J. Jones Shows Carnival Generator Wagon

Generators Supplied Power Source To The Show Whenever a traveling carnival setup there had to be a way to provide a source of electical power for the show. That electricity powered rides, lights, cotton candy machines, popcorn machines, coke machines, games, midway music, and loud speakers. There were a couple of ways to do that and […]

Genter’s Miniature Carnival Midway Exhibit

Carnival Showbiz In Miniature On Display At The International Independent Showmen’s Museum Ray Genter created his miniature carnival masterpiece in 26 years. If you look closely you will see over 15,000 hand painted miniature people that include men, women, and children, 127 rides (some of which no longer operate), 275 concession stands, and 74 different […]