Lion and Gorilla Clowns | University of Illinois Archives

Title:
Lion and Gorilla Clowns
Date:
May 15, 1926
Description:

Image features two students in costume as a Gorilla and a Lion as 'clowns' to the interscholastic circus. Students dressed in odd-ball and fun costumes as a way to entertain the crowds between and during circus performers.

The interscholastic circus was an annual spring event where students, under the training of circus coach Carlos Wagner, trained as clowns and performers to put on a university circus show. There were awards presented to different categories focused on clownery, performance, and fraternity/sorority participation. Campus Greek life was integral to these performances every year.

Due to the volatile nature of nitrate film, the image can be found here:

https://medusa.library.illinois.edu/cfs_files/54038948

Phys. Desc:
Digital File can be found in JP_2 and TIF
ID:
2630002_ACT_2_9132_Circus
Repository:
University of Illinois Archives
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Rights:

Copyright Bernard A. Strauch.

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