1860's GEORGE L FOX Antique CIRCUS CLOWN Original CDV Photo / CIVIL WAR SOLDIER. The "ebayPRYANKEE" watermark shown across the image is NOT on the actual photo. Fox was called the American Grimaldi, and closely following Grimaldi's style of violent slapstick and satire.His principal role was the clown "Humpty Dumpty". When the American Civil War broke out Fox enlisted as a lieutenant in the Eighth New York Infantry.
He rose to the rank of major and saw action at the First Battle of Bull Run before mustering out in August 1861. The lead in Fox's white makeup was believed to have contributed to his erratic behavior and early death.
Photo measures 2 1/2" x 3 3/4", with no rips, tears, holes, creases, or repairs. Trimmed at bottom margin, as shown.
Guaranteed to be original, c1800's, and not a later copy or reproduction. All items are from a smoke-free home.
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The item "1860's GEORGE L FOX Antique CIRCUS CLOWN Original CDV Photo / CIVIL WAR SOLDIER" is in sale since Thursday, February 11, 2021. This item is in the category "Collectibles\Photographic Images\Vintage & Antique (Pre-1940)\Other Antique Photographs". The seller is "pryankee" and is located in Saint Petersburg, Florida. This item can be shipped worldwide.