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Society Clowns: 1923

Society Clowns: 1923

A "society circus" held on April 4, 1923, most likely in the vicinity of Washington, D.C. From the National Photo Company collection. View full size.

 

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B. Google under the hat?

I'm going to surmise that the broad-brimmed hat clown is supposed to be Barney Google, given what seems to be strange eye makeup, and the "Spark Plug" label on the horse.

A different Barney and Spark Plug made an appearance a few months later. (Shorpy #4445)

clowns

when I was little I was scared of clowns, except Bozo.

Scary looking clowns....

They probably could scare the be-jesus out of little kids,
especially the guy with the wide brimed hat: "mamma I had another nightmare about them clowns, can I sleep with you and daddy?"

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