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Leading businessmen, John G. Francis and others, as clowns in the La Fiesta de Los Angeles Fool's night, ca.1900-1911
Photograph of 14 leading businessmen, John G. Francis (in foreground) and others, as clowns in the La Fiesta de Los Angeles Fool's night, ca.1900-1911. On parade at the corner of 5th Street and Hill Street looking east from Hill Street. Their costumes all consist of a white(?) conical cap with 3 dark buttons, a clown-face mask, and white(?) capacious pajama-like overalls with 3 dark buttons and frills at the waist, collar, shoulders, wrists, and ankles. A cage, in which a fool sits, is directly behind them. A crowd of men dressed in suits with hats surround them. Buildings (commercial and residential) are visible on both sides of the street. Utility poles lines are visible overhead. Legible signs include: "Park [...] Market", "Park Place bakery & cafe", "Eureka stables", "Dentist".
Call number: CHS-1454
Legacy record ID: chs-m7234; USC-1-1-1-7361
Filename: CHS-1454
Coverage date: circa 1900/1911
Part of collection: California Historical Society Collection, 1860-1960
Type: images
Geographic subject (city or populated place): Los Angeles
Repository name: USC Libraries Special Collections
Accession number: 1454
Microfiche number: 1-121-
Archival file: chs_Volume57/CHS-1454.tiff
Part of subcollection: Title Insurance and Trust, and C.C. Pierce Photography Collection, 1860-1960
Repository address: Doheny Memorial Library, Los Angeles, CA 90089-0189
Geographic subject (country): USA
Format (aacr2): 2 photographs : glass photonegative, photoprint, b&w ; 17 x 22 cm.
Rights: Digitally reproduced by the USC Digital Library; From the California Historical Society Collection at the University of Southern California
Subject (adlf): performance sites
Project: USC
Repository email:
Contributing entity: California Historical Society
Date created: circa 1900/1911
Publisher (of the digital version): University of Southern California. Libraries
Format (aat): photographic prints; photographs
Geographic subject (state): California
Subject (file heading): Festivals and parades -- La Fiesta -- Undated
Format: glass plate negatives
Access conditions: Send requests to address or e-mail given. Phone (213) 821-2366; fax (213) 740-2343.
Geographic subject (county): Los Angeles
Geographic subject (roadway): 5th Street & Hill Street
Subject (lcsh): Parades; Clowns; Automobiles
Subject: Francis, John G.
Date circa 1900
date QS:P,+1900-00-00T00:00:00Z/9,P1480,Q5727902
/1911 (date created)
Author Unknown


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