Tuesday, April 30, 2013

Applause of the Friendly Public (1917)

A. Vimar. Clown, the Circus Dog. (Chicago: The Reilly and Britton Company, 1917).

Monday, April 29, 2013

Waiting for the Performance to Begin (1914)

Max Dillae: Waiting for the performance to begin
Max Dillae. Reveries of a Circus Clown. (Fairbury, Nebraska: The Wilson Press, 1914).

Sunday, April 28, 2013

Goose from Syracuse (1899)

L. Frank Baum. Father Goose, His Book. Illustrated by Wm. W. Denslow. (Chicago: Geo. M. Hill Company, 1899).

Saturday, April 27, 2013

A Wolf's Head Will Shed Diamonds (1899)

Max Pemberton. The Signor of the Night: The Story of Frá Giovanni, the Soldier-Monk of Venice, and of others in the "Silent City." (New York: Dodd, Mead, and Company, 1899).

Friday, April 26, 2013

A Jester's Jingles (1899)

F. Raymond Coulson. A Jester's Jingles. Illustrated by F. Penfold Jenner & J. Dodworth. (London: Skeffington and Son, 1899.)

Thursday, April 25, 2013

Basile the Jester (1896)

J.E. Muddock. Basile the Jester: A Romance of the Days of Mary Queen of Scotts. Illustration by Stanley L. Wood. (London: Chatto and Windus, 1896).

Tuesday, April 23, 2013

Grimaldi's Kindness to the Giants (1893)

Charles Dickens. Grimaldi the Clown. Illustrations by George Cruikshank. (London: George Routledge and Sons, 1893).

Monday, April 22, 2013

Sunday, April 21, 2013

Seuls & Uniques Dans Leur Genre (1890)

Franck-Rackson Athlète Équilibriste et son Clown Scott. (Paris: Charles Lévy, 1890).

Saturday, April 20, 2013

Friday, April 19, 2013

Thursday, April 18, 2013

Wednesday, April 17, 2013

Tuesday, April 16, 2013

Monday, April 15, 2013

A Dancing Attitude (1890)

Lewis Carroll. Sylvie and Bruno. Illustrated by Harry Furniss. (London: MacMillan and Company, 1890).

Sunday, April 14, 2013

Rien, Toujours Rien (1889)

Edouard de Perrodil. Monsieur Clown. Illustrations by J. Blass. (Paris: Camille Dalou, 1889).

Saturday, April 13, 2013

Comme Tous le Français (1889)

Edouard de Perrodil. Monsieur Clown. Illustrations by J. Blass. (Paris: Camille Dalou, 1889).

Friday, April 12, 2013

Monsieur Clown (1889)

Edouard de Perrodil. Monsieur Clown. Illustrations by J. Blass. (Paris: Camille Dalou, 1889).

Thursday, April 11, 2013

The Office Boy's Mother (1883)

"The Office Boy's Mother on the Pantomimes." Judy or the London Serio-Comic Journal 32. (January 10, 1883).

Wednesday, April 10, 2013

Picture Show for Young People (1883)

J.L. Blamire. Pantomime, A Picture Show for Young People. (London: George Routeledge and Sons, 1883).

Tuesday, April 9, 2013

Jocko Playing Comedy (1882)

John Joeseph Jennings. Theatrical and Circus Life: or, Secrets of the Stage, Green-Room and Sawdust Arena. (St. Louis: Sun Publishing Company, 1882).

Monday, April 8, 2013

Sunday, April 7, 2013

Comic Songster (1873)

Billy Andrew's Comic Songster. (New York: Samuel Booth, 1873).

Saturday, April 6, 2013

Crocker the Clown (1869)

Benjamin Clarke. Crocker the Clown: A Story for Boys. (London: Cassell, Petter, and Galpin, 1869).

Friday, April 5, 2013

The House is Haunted (1868)

Tony Denier. The Great Secret of Shadow Pantomimes: or, Harlequin in the Shades. How to Get Them Up and How to Act Them. With Full and Concise Instructions, and Numerous Illustrations. (New York: Samuel French, 1866.)

Thursday, April 4, 2013

Not the Principal Clown (1861)

Henry Mayhew. London Labour and the London Poor: A Cyclopaedia of the Conditions and Earnings of Those That Will Work, Those That Cannot Work, and Those That Will Not Work. Vol 3. (London: Griffinn, Bohn, & Company, 1961).

Wednesday, April 3, 2013

Tuesday, April 2, 2013

The April Fool (1840)

Burton's Gentlemen's Magazine and American Monthly Review. 6 (April 1840).

Monday, April 1, 2013

All Fools Day (1830)

William Hone. The Every-day Book and Table Book: Or, Everlasting Calendar of Popular Amusements, Sports, Pastimes, Ceremonies, Manners, Customs, and Events, Incident to Each of the Three Hundred and Sixty-five Days, in Past and Present Times ; Forming a Complete History of the Year, Months, and Seasons, and a Perpetual Key to the Almanac ... for Daily Use and Diversion. Volume 1. (London: Thomas Tegg, 1830).