The 17th Emergency Clown Nose® pick of the Holiday Season is Uncle Sam. In this series I’m exploring the noble as well as ignoble clown. Each day through Christmas look for posts to my blog, www.LloydBrant.com, of a different public figure that either delighted in playing the clown, or that the public has unfortunately chosen to paint as a clown.
As I posted yesterday, Uncle Sam’s signature goatee, top hat, and red, white, and blue spangled costume was modeled after 19th century American circus clown, Dan Rice. Below are Rice’s famous costume pants.