Clown Dive, Queens Watershow 1951

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Clown Dive, Queens Watershow 1951

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This photo is one of my favorites from the NYTimes set in Flushing Meadows Queens in 1951.  It's incredible to think about being a kid watching these clowns throw themselves off a platform into some huge pool out in Queens in the early 50s.  This was destination entertainment (within New York's borders) at it's best.  Before every home had a TV, and waaaaay before we were all on our smartphones and the 'net, families would venture out together on the weekend across New York City to boardwalks, arcades and crazy shows like the Aquazanies.  Their show was a regular attraction for years and incorporated such novelties as zebra outfits, ice skating, water ballerinas and a demonstration of log-rolling by a monkey named Herman.

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