Legendary Jewish Circus Clown Joseph Herman Rare Antique Photo Ringling Bros.
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Legendary Jewish Circus Clown Joseph Herman Rare Antique Photo Ringling Bros.:
ANTIQUES & COLLECTIBLES ARE A GOOD INVESTMENT. THEY PROVIDE GREAT PLEASURE WHILE GROWING IN VALUE! WE WELCOME YOU TO CLASSICLITERATI sales! HE WAS ONCE ONE OF THE WORLD’S MOST FAMOUS CLOWNS! TODAY HE IS BUT AN OBSCURE & FORGOTTEN HISTORIC PERFORMER! PRESENTING A VERY RARE AUTHENTIC ANTIQUE Circa 1900-1917 PHOTOGRAPH OF LEGENDARY JEWISH CIRCUS CLOWN HERMAN JOSEPH! RINGLING BROS. BARNUM & BAILEY CIRCUS! PERFORMED IN STEREOTYPE CHARACTER! AN IMPORTANT HISTORICAL IMAGE! IT MEASURES APPROXIMATELY 5 x 7 INCHES! Visit Our Classicliterati sales Each Week For... Fascinating, Historic & Unique Collectible Treasures! Regarded by Collectors Worldwide as the Leading Specialist in Masonic, Knights Templar, Odd Fellows, Fraternal and other Secret Society Antiques & Collectibles! We also Feature Many Other Fascinating Collectibles from Throughout the World! We Treat You Like Royalty!!! This is an extremely rare and important original antique circa 1900-1917 photograph of legendary Circus Clown Joseph Herman who was a prominent figure among the early Jewish circus performers. We know much about the history of Jews in the various performing arts. But aside from Harry Houdini, Sigmund Breitbart and a few others, we know little about Jews who performed in the circus over the years. Joseph Herman was among the most interesting in that his career lasted from the early 1900’s into the 1960’s. In the early 1900’s, Herman performed as a “Jewish Character Clown” which was based on the ethnic stereotypes of the period. As the years moved on, he abandoned this type of image. Herman performed with the famed “Ringling Brothers & Barnum & Bailey Circus” and in later years with the “Mills Bros Circus” and others. It must be said, that Joseph Herman was an important landmark figure for any number of reasons. Therefore this early photograph of him is quite valuable historically. It is a solid piece with normal expected age wear (some lightness of image). The photo had been removed from an old album and the back of the picture still has the black paper attached from the album. The inscription is in the negative. The picture measures approximately 5 7 inches. AN IMPORTANT HISTORIC PHOTO! We regularly feature extremely attractive and also very rare, top quality antiques including among the finest in Fraternal and Masonic Swords and Historic Relics as well as many other fascinating items. Among our clients are Museums and Archives as well as many collectors the world over. Please keep checking our Classicliterati sales. We try to describe items to the best of our ability. Please ask all questions prior to offerding. FREE SHIPPING IN USA. Payment is expected within 5 days of sale close. FOREIGN SALES: Shipping this item to another country requires that it will only be sent with full INSURANCE and TRACKING which is EXPENSIVE. International buyers should first ask about exact shipping costs. Payment in $USA funds only. Thank You. CHECK OUR sales EACH WEEK FOR A WIDE SELECTION OF THE FINEST MASONIC & FRATERNAL SOCIETY SWORDS, ANTIQUES & OTHER FASCINATING QUALITY COLLECTIBLES! RARE PHOTOGRAPH OF A HISTORIC CLOWN Notice Of Copyright Ownership Please be advised that ALL and ANY parts of this sale Ad are fully protected under the rules of International Copyright Law. Any unauthorized reproduction of any part or parts of this sale ad (text & picture) is in direct violation of the law as well as of rules. No part or parts of this ad may be reproduced without permission