I've long been fascinated by World's Fairs. I've been lucky enough to have attended several myself and have been collecting photos from them for years. I've even written books on some of them, as listed on my site www.worldsfairphotos.com.
Saturday, February 26, 2011
Clowning Around - Part 2
A more famous clown appeared at the 1964-1965 New York World's Fair. This was Emmett Kelly, Jr., who was part of the Kodak exhibit. Emmett would stop and sign autographs for the crowd, usually on a special postcard produced for the purpose. As could be expected, a lot of people took pictures of him doing just that. Pretty smart of those Kodak people, wasn't it?