According to the N Y Times, the "circus began in 1871 as P. T. Barnum’s Grand Traveling Museum, Menagerie, Caravan & Hippodrome." That's the thing. Who doesn't want to go to see a sideshow? If there were tents and caravans and gypsies and freaks, they'd still be in business. I've looked all over for such a thing. There are only a few left in the world, and even they are getting pressure to sanitize.
Something like this would just scare the shit out of the kids. Give them nightmares for a year. It did me, anyway. Clowns will fuck you up if they are any good at all. Somehow all the texture has been taken out of life.
I want to make pictures like that again. I ache to be allowed. You may have forgotten (or never have known) that I once made old photographs, textures and all.