Colorful poster of German American amusement park from bygone era! N.d., circa 1915. Oblong, 47.5 by 74 cm. With blond wood frame, 53 by 79 cm. There is a Cannstatter Park in Philadelphia, but we believe that this poster might actually depict a park that bore the same name in Baltimore, both of which had German festivals. The Baltimore amusement park started, it would appear, with the Cannstatter Volkfest, a harvest festival in the fall, which was staged in what was first known as Frederick Road Park of Baltimore. An architectural centerpiece of the festival was a 30 to 40 foot high wooden column that would be decked in fruits and produce, not unlike a float in the Tournament of Roses Parade. As that produce rotted during the weeklong festival, it would be assiduously replaced, supposedly. In this poster, that colorful poster is depicted on the left. On the right is the larger image of the formal entrance, and the mostly plain red-roofed stalls, merry-go-round and pavilions beyond, with the grounds verdant and people dressed up in the style of the teens. Several small tears, all quite inconspicuous. We have not examined the poster outside the frame. Bookseller Inventory #
Title: [Poster] Cannstatter Park
Publisher: A. Hoen & Co.
Book Condition: Near Fine
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