Category Archives: Clowns

Emmett Kelly Jr Signature Found!

Signed Postcard while in hospital for appendicitis - 1969

Signed Postcard while in hospital for appendicitis - 1969 - © Frank H. Jump

Signed Postcard while in hospital for appendicitis - 1969

Signed Postcard while in hospital for appendicitis - 1969 - © Frank H. Jump

Pic of Emmett signing this postcard. This is what they call on Antiques Roadshow as provenance.

Picture of Emmett Kelly Jr. signing this postcard. This is what they call "provenance" on the Antiques Roadshow - © Frank H. Jump

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Me & Emmett Kelly, Jr. – Long Island Jewish Hospital – September 1969

© Frank H. Jump

© Frank H. Jump

© Frank H. Jump

© Frank H. Jump

After having my appendix removed and being delirious in an oxygen tent with 106°+ fever, I woke up thinking I was dead. Next to me, watching me sleep, was Emmett Kelly, Jr. with his sad clown face. I remember saying, ” Hey, you’re Emmett Kelly, Jr.” His eyes popped out and he almost smiled. After getting me up for my first walk, we went to the playroom and played with the blocks for a while and then he went to visit other children.

Emmett Kelly Jr.

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Clown Climbing Ladder with Balloons – South Williamsburg, Brooklyn

Clown - South Williamsburg, Brooklyn 2003
© Frank H. Jump