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Saturday, April 6, 2013

Humorous Black & White Circus Clown Picture

Ringling Circus clown Emmett Kelly in a bubble bath: Sarasota, Florida 1955
Not only is the photo semi funny, the story behind it is humorous

Photo taken as a favor to Kelly, who wanted the image for his Christmas card. Joe's wife, Lois Foley Steinmetz, was crouched down out of sight behind the chair that held Kelly's clothing, with an egg beater in her hand. After every shot Joe took, Lois would leap out of hiding, use the egg beater to increase the foam in the tub, and conceal herself once again.

Photo is in the public domain via creative commons