American United Shows Carnival Flooded Out

Evocative photo of small carnival with Ferris Wheel and Octopus ride under 6-8 inches of water. American United Shows, a West Coast, Seattle-based organization, was owned in the 1940s-1950s by O.H. Allin who's father started the operation, and seems to have survived as a family-owned show until the late-1950s. Photo by "Wright Studios." See ad from 1951 below from Billboard. (From the Anna-John Budd Collection).

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