Monday, December 31, 2007

CHARLIE CHEER: March 27, 1954

The story that accompanied this AP photo...

Victim of one of his own tricks, circus clown Charlie Cheer has a built-in expression of woe to go with the hand injury he suffered at the Shrine Circus in Indianapolis last night. He suffered a broken finger and burns when a blank cartridge in a trick mechanism on his accordion exploded accidentally. Nurse Judy Vandeiver gives first aid.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Only in the circus could you say, "Well, a blank cartridge in the trick mechanism on my exploding accordion went off accidentally ..." . Although the look on the police officers face seems to indicate that he suspects something entirely different may have occurred. Thanks for the laugh of the day, Pat.

Cap'n Mike
Myrtle Beach, SC USA