May 18, 2016

27 Hilarious Vintage Photos of People Dressed in Pierrot from the Early 20th Century

Pierrot, is not a clown type but a specific clown character from European Pantomime that is associated with a specific costume and make-up appearance.

Pierrot is a hypocorism of Pierre or Peter, little Petey etc... Pierrot is commonly called a stock character which simply means that Pierrot is typecast to a specific role. Although the Pierrot character was originaly created as a fool for Harlequin, he has evolved through clown history and he is easy to recognize by parody because the character's personality has not changed much over time.

Here, below is a collection of 27 hilarious vintage photos of people wearing Pierrot costumes from between the 1900s and 1920s.


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