Another Circus/Clown Trombone Image

Added a trombone image to the 19th century timeline (2nd half). It’s quite a colorful poster, another image related to the circus/clown theme in trombone history that seems to comprise a trend in the late 19th century (see earlier post). This type of art (i.e., the circus/clown theme) appears to be centered in France, although the element of humor in general in trombone images can certainly be seen in numerous other areas, including Germany, England, and the US.

c. 1880—Wissembourg, France: A poster by C. Burckardt advertising for a circus features a life-sized caricature of a trombonist (see facing image; public domain).