Yo Yo and Friends

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From my collection

Yo Yo (Bill Alcott) is seen above with a Majorette, which I have just discovered is an American term for a baton twirling marching girl. In Australia we have a different name for this type of performer. We call them  Baton Twirling Marching Girls. Not much linguistic creativity there, Oz! The above souvenir photo is one of many I have seen on eBay, in the past two years or so, where we see Yo Yo posing with a visitor to the carnival or circus. The above photo is the only one that shows somebody in a costume that indicates they were also performers at the event.

My scanner has failed to capture how wonderful this photo is.  There is a depth to the photo that is not visible here. Our marching girl is beautiful. She looks serene and comfortable getting a hug from my favourite clown. I wonder if they were friends?

Below are more photos of Yo Yo with circus goers. Unless otherwise indicated, I do not own them, but copied them from the eBay listing when they were sold.

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From my collection

5 comments
  1. The Marching Girl is beautiful. Her feelings are written all over her face, in contrast to her friend whose face is hidden behind the mask.

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  2. You do not see the ‘excitedness’ in her face that you see in the faces of the ‘goers’. Maybe a bit of wariness, maybe she is not used to a photo booth and is a bit tentative as to what happens next, or is not as happy as YoYo to be squished in the booth.

    Good post, Katherine.

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