c1910 RPPC HARROGATE PIERROTS CLOWNS PHOTO POSTCARD UK

This old, original real photo postcard is titled, "The Harrogate Pierrots." The image is sharp and clear, with great details of the clowns and their costumes. The photo is marked "Mark Mitchell & Co. Prospect Studio." Condition is good with minor edge and corner wear, light silvering, and light smudging on the back. Postally unused. Pierrot is a stock character of mime and Commedia dell'Arte, a French variant of the Italian Pedrolino. His character is that of the sad clown, pining for love of Columbine, who inevitably breaks his heart and leaves him for Harlequin. He is usually depicted wearing a loose, white tunic. Harrogate (or Harrogate Spa) is a spa town in North Yorkshire, England, and pierrots seemed to have been a common entertainment. T are pictures on the internet of this sort of thing between 1905 and 1915. Thanks for looking. Please check out our other listings and our ebay store. We list an eclectic mix of view, topic, and real photo postcards, other paper and small collectibles and toys. Only one shipping fee for multiple postcards bought in the same week. Contact us with any questions.