Victorian clown greetings card
Back design of a greetings card from the Victorian era featuring three clowns wearing colourful, striped knickerbockers, clambering over the edge of the card. See picture number 10690927 for the front of card. Date: c.1880s
© Mary Evans Picture Library
1880s, Amusement, Amusements, Amusing, Backside, Bottom, Card, Cards, Circus, Circuses, Clambering, Clown, Clowns, Colourful, Edge, Entertainment, Era, Fun, Funny, Greeting, Historical, History, Knickerbockers, Striped, Victorian
'Lord' George Sanger's horses at auction, London
'Lord' George Sanger (1827-1911) was an English showman and circus proprietor who ran shows and circuses throughout much of the 19th century and early 20th with his brother John. He retired in 1905 and was murdered by an insane employee in November 1911. After his death his stud of horses and ponies was put up for auction at Park Farm, East Finchley. This picture shows the auction with a team of Skewbald mares being sold.
© Mary Evans Picture Library/The Pete Frost Collection
May it Go With a Swing by Rojan
A Christmas Card wish on the front cover of The Bystander featuring an illustration of a circus scene with a guitar playing clown in the foreground and female acrobats swinging from the trapeze up above.
© Illustrated London News Ltd/Mary Evans
1935, Acrobat, Big, Bystander, Christmas, Circus, Circuses, Clown, Clowns, Cover, Front, Fun, Guitar, Historical, History, Rojan, Swing, Swinging, Top, Trapeze