Gloria Brame, Ph.D.

Paddles the Clown: vintage theatre photo

Filed By Gloria Brame, Ph.D. | July 28, 2010 1:30 PM | comments

Filed in: Entertainment, Entertainment
Tags: clown spanking, strange photo, vintage photo

I'm assuming this was a shot of two early 20th century actors, but please correct me if you have a better idea. If it is theatrical, does anyone have an idea what play this may be from?

I just love it, though hitting people with wooden planks is not exactly what we leather folk mean by "sane, safe, and consensual."

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More likely 1875-1890, given the way the photo is shot. They appear to be pretty much classic circus clowns, although there's a possibility they're from some commedia work as well.

Just5 a guess.

Never a boring day at the circus!