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Mike Brubaker
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La Sérénade des Clowns

02 October 2021

Ladies and Gentlemen,
Tonight, I present to you
the celebrated and world famous duo

Les Conches

Comedians and Musical Virtuosos
all the way from Paris, France.



This pair of French entertainers appeared on a postcard of unknown date. However on the back corner is a single clue showing that the card originated from a studio in Paris. Based on the style of photo, these two musical comedians likely performed their violin and guitar in European music halls and circuses sometime from 1905-1915. It should be obvious which was the funny one.


This is my contribution to Sepia Saturday
where every duo has a story to tell.


Barbara Rogers said...

While I get my jaw back in place from having dropped open, I thank you for a nice postcard with a couple...the amazement I'm feeling is that you wrote a short post this week. I don't ever remember seeing such by your hand. Not complaining either way. Just surprised!

smkelly8 said...

Who can help but smile when they see this photo?

La Nightingail said...

I have no idea why, but I have never liked clowns - of any kind, so I wouldn't find this couple much fun - except maybe for her. She's cute. I'm assuming she was the "straight 'man'" of the two, but I hope perhaps she had a chance to earn a few laughs on her own. :)

ScotSue said...

Such lovely happy expressions, and yes, you cannot help, but smile.


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