I found this at a garage sale in Evanston […] I asked the man who was running the sale about them. He told me he made these collages out of objects he found at the old Riverview Amusement Park in Chicago. Riverview opened in 1904 and sadly closed in 1967. After all the rides, and the funhouse and the midway were torn down, piles of rubble were left. As it was cleared, excavators unearthed layers of debris. The man told me he and his friends climbed the fences and began digging through the pieces of the park looking for treasures.
Written and exhibited by Eric Bartholomew
Photo by Eric Bartholomew