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More Clowning Around

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On January 7, 1953, Ringling Circus clown Paul Jerome posed for photographer Joseph Janny Steinmetz.  The reason for shooting a clown in a jeep on the beach is unknown; however, Steinmetz lived in Sarasota, FL, so maybe the location was convenient.  Both photos are from the State Archives of Florida.

Note the jeep has both bowholders and possibly a spare tire carrier on the driver’s side.

http://floridamemory.com/items/show/254325?cid=49&pc=Joseph%20Janney%20Steinmetz%20Collection

http://floridamemory.com/items/show/254326?cid=49&pc=Joseph%20Janney%20Steinmetz%20Collection

 

5 Comments on “More Clowning Around

  1. Rustowner

    Ringling Bros. training and winter camps are just outside of Sarasota, Fl, FYI. One is off 41, the other was by the airport.

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