Why kids are scared of clowns

30 12 2011

When I was a kid, I used to stay at my maternal grandparents’ house relatively often. They had many books, and there being little else of entertainment for a young geek-in-training in their mining village, I would while away the time reading. I forget the name now, but one book was about the circus. I was reading this in the early ’70s I’d guess, and it was probably from the late 40’s-early 50’s. Anyway, I distinctly remember images of harlequins which seemed a bit, well, weird!

I recently came across a posting on We Heart Vintage with images of 1950s circus folk. This reminded me instantly of why I’ve always found clowns down-right creepy.

Creepy clown

1950s Circus Performers #2 « We Heart Vintage.

If by some small chance that’s your granddad, dear reader… I assure you it’s nothing personal.

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31 12 2011
misfits' miscellany

I know quite a few people who are still terrified of clowns, and quite a few clowns who are terrified of people.

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