Monday 29 January 2018

Schoenhut Series - The Clowns

The clowns fall very much into the  'love them, or hate them' category for people.  I happen to love them, I think they are right characters, even if perhaps a little fierce looking at times.  I have had fun photographing them this last week and did a black and white series, which probably didn't help promote their personas!  But I like them and that is all that matters.  These clowns come in two sizes, 6 inches and 8 inches and are found wearing a variety of costumes of similar style, but different fabrics and colours.

Colin, Otto and Clyde

Close up of Otto's face - with his angled eyebrows, staring eyes and toothy grin I guess some would see him as a little scary, I just see a fun face.  His ears are made separate and attached, although he has lost one along the way - these toys are over 100 years old so I guess it isn't surprising!

Colin and Clyde - simpler faces, and perhaps more friendly as no teeth showing

Otto enjoyed exploring the garden


Large fungi growing in the garden.

Lastly for a video of these wonderful toys


  1. While I'm not a huge fan of clowns, they only scare me when they get elected to public office. These little guys, however, are very cute. They're more impish than menacing. That film is a real gem. Has it inspired Peggy Sue to become an actress?

  2. Steve, I agree with you!
    I don't think they look scary; Otto obviously has fun in the garden. How great to have 3 of those little clowns!


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