Clico "The Dancing Bushman" with Minstrel Band on Bally Platform

Snapshot. Amateur, candid image that captures an otherwise lost moment in time. The "Dancing African Bushman," Clico stands on the bally platform with four derby-hatted minstrel performers in front of a circus banner line. Taken in about 1940, this photo captures the last days for the minstrel acts in the circus sideshow. Likewise Clico, an ethnic curiosity act, i.e. a "wild and savage person from a strange culture" was on the wane by this time. See #2743 for second shot of this same scene.

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