Circus Clowns- German Clothes | University of Illinois Archives
Two male students dressed as a (left) hobo and (right) German woman pose for an image at the interscholastic circus clown show.
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.
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Copyright Bernard A. Strauch.
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