Monday, September 28

Caption This!


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24 comments:

kenju said...

This photo pre-dates 1923 and was taken in an amusement park in Charleston, WV.

gs batty said...

"Bring in the clowns" great old picture
maybe this is the picture that spawned the song

Buzzardbilly said...

--Scary clowns of yesterday will not make fear go away.

--It was a lean year for Uncle Sam.

--Can you really call it an amusement park when even the clowns are not amused?

Buzzardbilly said...

I just wanted to point out the kid being held by the shoulders by the clown toward the right. I know there's a caption for them, but the one that comes to mind is just dreadful.

Pat said...

The day that the circus left town - without us:(

Gilly said...

I think they've just been told they are all sacked for not smiling!

Love the one at the back with the big cigar!!

Grannymar said...

My mind is on a go slow today, so I cannot think of a caption.

Arkansas Patti said...

Looks a lot like my class reunion.

Alan G said...

How 'bout....

"America's Got Talent Contestants Prepare for New 2009 Season"

Or

“Angry Protestors Gather At Local Health Care Town Hall Meeting”

And finally

“Cirque du Soleil Falls On Hard Times As World’s Economic Crisis Worsens”

MissDazey said...

I can't think of a caption.I really like Alan G's captions, all would fit. I have noticed in a lot of old pictures people are not smiling for looking very happy.

Angie said...

I do not like clowns.

Paul Nichols said...

"Our friendly customer service team is available to assist you 24/7."

"Border Patrol rounds up illegal aliens; return them to Canada."

"Lips that touch liquor will never touch ours!"

Maria said...

I am sorry, but I could never top Alan G.'s comments'. Besides, I am still on my first morning cup of coffee. Perhaps I will try again after the caffeine hits the brain. Great idea and great old photo.

Blonde Goddess said...

"After the family reunion, Phineas Barnum was inspired to launch his own business venture."

Blonde Goddess said...

"Office O'Grady might have been small, but he still managed to single handedly break up the Hatfield and McCoy disturbance at the local revival."

Tabor said...

You got a bunch in interesting and funny captions from your readers. I just think the picture is gloomy and sad.

robin andrea said...

Interesting photo. I guess, "it wasn't all good times back in the day."

Darlene said...

Just clowning around - or not.

OldOldLady Of The Hills said...

I was going to say...Welcome to our Special Funny Man Circus!
I LOVE this picture, Judy....It is filled with as many stories as there are people...lol!

srp said...

Why do I feel like I'm in a Stephen King movie?

Granny Annie said...

This picture gave Michael Jackson the idea for his video THRILLER.

colleen said...

Hail, Hail, the gang's all here.

sage said...

looks like an audition for the "Little Rascals"

sonia a. mascaro said...

Just amazing old picture, Judy! Maybe the caption... The circus arrive!