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You know... I don't know what time period this was, but I think I missed my calling? Why were parents always dressing up their kids like clowns? And more importantly, why was this practice discontinued???

I don't know what time period this was, but I think I missed my calling? Why were parents always dressing up their kids like clowns? And more importantly, why was this practice discontinued?

Ringling Brothers circus woman clown with friends antique art photo

Ringling Brothers circus woman clown with friends antique art photo

Look at these little kids man. What a bunch of troopers. That's the problem with kids these days... Everyone needs to be a clown at least once.

Look at these little kids man. What a bunch of troopers. Everyone needs to be a clown at least once.

Two girls together in a garden, the photographer’s daughters, 1908, Etheldreda Laing

Etheldreda Laing: portraits from a pioneering photographer

It looks like a carefully reconstructed retro shoot, but this is actually the family album of the pioneering amateur photographer Etheldreda Laing/Two girls together in a garden, the photographer’s daughters, 1908 Photo: National Media Museum

Victorian Circus Performer

And in that CORSET ! - Wire walker 'Mademoiselle Omega', or Gertrude Dewar, Brockton Fair, Massachusetts, 1908 She drew a crowd of about people that season.

Photo of Sarah Bernhardt as Pierrot in Jean Richepin’s “Pierrot the Murderer” (1883).  Photo by Atelier Nadar.

Sarah Bernhardt as Pierrot in Jean Richepin’s 'Pierrot the Murderer' 1883 photo by Atelier Nadar

Blue bird - Moscow Art Theater 1908

Moscow Art Theater “The Blue Bird Production, 1908 Collection. ” Source: (vía Moscow Art Theater - 1908 - The Blue Bird Production - Just another wormhole…)

French photographer Gustave Gain (1876-1945) was born in Cherbourg, France on June 27, 1876. As a chemist he keens on photography and relate...

French photographer Gustave Gain was born in Cherbourg, France on June As a chemist he keens on photography and related technical achievements. After the invention of the Autochrome by the Lumière brothers, Gustave is actively engaged in color photograph.

Julia James by Bassano, April 1912 - Julia James (1890-1964) was an actress who was born in London and began her career at the Aldwych Theatre under Seymour Hicks, playing there Supper Belle in "Blue Bell" (1905). She appeared at the Gaity Theatre in "The Girls of Gottenburg", "Havana" and "Our Miss Gibbs. In 1913 she played Sombra in "The Arcadians of L'Olympia in Paris, France.

Julia James, photograph by Bassano Ltd, 23 April 1912 - © National Portrait Gallery, London

New Orleans 1929, like it was yesterday (but humanity is ephemeral like that).

Louisiana - Two Creole women standing in the doorway to their Uptown home, New Orleans color autochrome, orig. from Nat'l Geographic

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