Scary Clown Pictures Will Creep You Out

Titta Ruffo, half-length portrait, facing front, as a clown, 1913

These old, scary clown pictures from the turn of the century will creep you out! It’s hard to imagine any of these costumed entertainers showing up at a kid’s party without creating a bit of a stir!

Scary Clown Pictures
Pilar Morin, 1895
Scary Clown Pictures
Detroit, Michigan. A Venetian night party at the Detroit yacht club, whose members represent the wealthier class of manufacturers and their friends. Woman clown, 1940
Scary Clown Pictures
Clown at July 4th celebration in Salisbury, Maryland, 1940
Band and clowns at Labor Day celebration, Silverton, Colorado, 1940
Scary Clown Pictures
Clowns perform at Children’s Hospital, 1923
Titta Ruffo, half-length portrait, facing front, as a clown, 1913
Scary clown pictures like this one make you wonder what they were thinking! He looks like he has the measles! Titta Ruffo, half-length portrait, facing front, as a clown, 1913
Enrico Caruso, 1873-1921, dressed as clown, holding back of chair, in “Pagliacci”, 1908
This guy certainly qualifies for scary clown pictures category. G.K. Fox? in full costume, full length, standing, with hands on hips, 1868
Pilar Morin, 1895
Pilar Morin as clown/mime
Pilar Morin, 1895
Pilar Morin as clown/mime
Pilar Morin, 1895

Maybe it’s time to look at something a little more beautiful like this silent movie star.

Bizarre Vintage Circus Posters Of Clowns And Strange Acts

Circus poster showing Louise Hilton perched on a white horse, about to leap over a scarf held by a clown and a ringmaster.

Vintage circus posters from the turn-of-century were colourful pieces of artwork one could easily hang on their wall today.

Circus poster showing Louise Hilton perched on a white horse, about to leap over a scarf held by a clown and a ringmaster, 1920 vintage circus posters.
The human canon ball
The human canon ball, 1879
Aerial balloon performance with tents and audience below, 1870
Five celebrated clowns attached to Sands, Nathans Co’s Circus, 1856
Circus poster for an equestrian performance showing Don Quixote and Sancho Panza, 1892e
Circus poster showing the “Great Jumbo’s Skeleton” on a pedestal with several spectators; includes a cameo portrait of P.T. Barnum, 1888.
French circus poster shows two performers in the basket of an airship navigated by a rudder and a propeller. The basket bears the date 1884.
The Barnum & Bailey greatest show on earth Breath-taking Japanese slide for life. Circus poster showing a Japanese tight-rope walker descending a steeply angled wire, 1898
Cirque dʹhiver … Tous les soirs,à 8 heures / Stafford & Co., Nottingham.
French circus poster shows an aerialist floating with arms outstretched above a city skyline with a balloon in the background, 1880
The great Wallace shows An innovation in aerialism, the triple revolving trapeze of the sisters Vortex, 1899
The Barnum & Bailey greatest show on earth The world’s largest, grandest, best amusement institution / / The Strobridge Lith. Co., Cinti & New York. Circus poster showing trapeze artists, 1896
The Barnum & Bailey greatest show on earth Scenes in the grand water circus, 1895
Gala puppet circus Clowns, cowboys, acrobats, animals, and novelty acts, 1936
Sells Floto circus M’lle Beeson, a marvelous high wire Venus, 1921
Al. G. Field Greater Minstrels oldest 23rd year, best, 1908
The ballooon girl a comedy drama of circus life by Robert J. Sherman : not a moving picture., 1900
The ballooon girl a comedy drama of circus life by Robert J. Sherman : not a moving picture, 1900
The Barnum & Bailey greatest show on earth. The marvelous foot-ball dogs / Strobridge Litho. Co., Cincinnati & New York, 1900
Circus Peacock 1895
Sells Brothers enormous united shows. … The wonderful Snow White … zebu and riding peacock, 1895 vintage circus posters.
Poster showing the clown Crandall performing with his mule, and small portraits of Crandall and of the Ringling brothers, 1899
Adam Forepaugh & Sells Brothers great shows consolidated A congress of the giant birds of the world, 1898 vintage circus posters.
The great Wallace shows: colossal 3 ring circus, 2 elevated stages. Poster shows Robert Stickney, Jr. performing a back flip on a galloping horse as a clown watches. Also shown on poster are portraits of Stickney and circus owner B.E. Wallace, 1898
5 Circus Clowns, 1890
5 Circus Clowns, 1890 vintage circus posters