[Clowns with Instruments]

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This humorous clown postcard was sent to Enrico Caruso by Mario. The "humor" category contains all the postcards intended to make the viewer laugh. The “jokes” of the postcards can include children posed with chamber pots, giraffes with their necks twisted together, an injured hunter and several tropes involving clowns. The humor cards offer the viewer a rare and somewhat incomprehensible glimpse into the humor of the early 20th century.

Title

[Clowns with Instruments]

Description

This humorous clown postcard was sent to Enrico Caruso by Mario. The "humor" category contains all the postcards intended to make the viewer laugh. The “jokes” of the postcards can include children posed with chamber pots, giraffes with their necks twisted together, an injured hunter and several tropes involving clowns. The humor cards offer the viewer a rare and somewhat incomprehensible glimpse into the humor of the early 20th century.

Rights

Public Domain

Format

Picture postcards

Source

MSS0647, Francis Robinson Collection of Music, Theatre and Dance, Postcard 0379

Files

http://libexh.library.vanderbilt.edu/impomeka/2015-exhibit/sc.mss.0647.p0379-A-vis.jpg

Citation

“[Clowns with Instruments],” Gallery, accessed October 16, 2019, https://gallery.library.vanderbilt.edu/items/show/1011.