|Title||Clowns Emmett Kelly and Felix Adler putting on makeup, Seattle, 1955 |
|Caption||Reporter Barbara Bye holds a mirror for Emmett Kelly, the world's most famous clown, and Felix Adler as they apply make-up. Barbara spent the entire day with the 'Greatest Show on Earth.' The Ringling Brothers and Barnum and Bailey Circus had set up their tent on Fourth Ave. S. near Michigan St for a three-day stand. Barbara joined the circus for the 'spec, ' the Spectacle or Grand Entry, wearing a sequin spangled lavender costume with peacock-like headdress riding with 3 other girls in a float resembling a giant fruit salad. She also met Jóhann Pétursson, an Icelandic giant, and Harry Doll, billed as 'the smallest man in the world.' |
|Notes||Ringling Brothers Barnum and Bailey Combined Shows also known as Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus, Ringling Bros. Circus, Ringling Brothers Barnum and Bailey Circus, Ringling Bros and Barnum & Bailey Combined Circus, Ringling Bros and Barnum & Bailey Combined Shows [note from the Library of Congress Authority File]. |
Handwritten on sleeve: CIRCUSES, Ringling Bros, 1955.
Caption information source: P-I research files.
Date photograph was filed at the Seattle Post-Intelligencer (date of photograph and file date may differ by a month or more): August 29, 1955.
|Subjects||Clowns--Washington (State)--Seattle; Reporters--Washington (State)--Seattle; Ringling Brothers Barnum and Bailey Combined Shows; Circuses & shows--Washington (State)--Seattle; Makeup (Cosmetics--Washington (State)--Seattle; Costumes--Washington (State)--Seattle |
|Personal Names||Adler, Felix|
Kelly, Emmett, 1898-1979
|Places||United States--Washington (State)--Seattle |
|Digital Collection||Museum of History & Industry Photograph Collection |
|Image Number||1986.5.1822.1 |
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|Credit Line||Seattle Post-Intelligencer Collection, Museum of History & Industry, Seattle; All Rights Reserved |
|Repository||Museum of History & Industry, Seattle (MOHAI) |
|Repository Collection||Seattle Post-Intelligencer Collection |
|Physical Description||1 acetate negative: b&w; 4 x 5 in. |
|Digital Reproduction Information||Scanned from original negative as a 3000 pixel TIFF image in 8-bit grayscale, resized to 640 pixels in the longest dimension and compressed into JPEG format using Photoshop 6.0 and its JPEG quality measurement 3. |