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Friday, 05 June 2015 02:30

The Cakewalk

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View ca. December 1908 View ca. December 1908 SKHS Picture Collection

This was a collection of amusements set up for the summer of 1908/9 at the northern end of the Triangle Site and replaced by Weniger's Steam Riding Gallery in 1909.

This was a collection of amusements set up for the summer of 1908/9 at the northern end of the Triangle Site and replaced by Weniger's Steam Riding Gallery in 1909.

The Glidaway can be seen behind the high fence. This was a short-lived roller skating venue later altered to become the Casino Daylight Pictures in late 1913.

The Brooklyn Cakewalk was a game made popular during the Franco-British Exhibition held in the summer of 1908 at White City near Shepherd's Bush, London. It is similar to a mix of raffle and musical chairs. Numbered squares are laid out on a path. Tickets are sold to participants, with the number of squares in the path equal to the maximum number of tickets sold. The participants walk around the path in time to music, which plays for a duration and then stops. A number is then called out, and the person standing on the square with that number wins a cake as a prize (hence the name).#2

Note the growing cultural influence of American.

  Source Summary or [Note]
1. Argus 1908.12.26 p.16 The latest Craze from the Franco-British Exhibition, the BROOKLYN CALK-WALK, Lower Esplanade, St Kilda
2. Wikipedia.org

Items retrieved 2015.6.4:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cakewalk_(carnival_game)

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Franco-British_Exhibition_(1908)

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