More Lake Placid Murals

This town has something for clowns. I haven’t quite figured out why yet, but they have a Toby the Clown Museum, Toby the Clown Foundation, and a clown school named after guess who.

This is from a website:

There may be only one museum dedicated to American Clowns and you’ll find it in Lake Placid! At last count, more than 700 significant pieces of clown memorabilia can be found within the walls of Toby’s American Clown Museum and School.

circus posterIt’s amazing what you will discover in the Clown Museum. On nearly every surface of every wall, there are oils, prints and photographs of clowns. Don’t miss the paintings by Red Skelton, a famous clown and artist. Many original circus posters from famous organizations like the Ringling Brothers are also displayed here. Many are signed or inscribed to Toby, the founder of the American Clown Museum and School.


I took a pic of a mural on the clown school. There’s more than one. 😉 I had to stand well back to get the whole thing in one go.

This is a small part of a lengthy mural that runs along the entire back of some building. The townspeople put a lot of time and money into this project.

To find out more about the town murals, go here. It’s going to take me a very long time to find and photograph them all, along with the other special pieces mentioned.

Here’s one of them. I found it beside the railroad tracks. 

Finally today, a pic of the grandstand at Interlake Park. 

See you next time.

About Fenraven

Fenraven happily lives in south Florida, where it is really hot most of the year. Find him on Twitter and Facebook by searching on 'fenraven'.
This entry was posted in photography, RL and tagged , . Bookmark the permalink.

4 Responses to More Lake Placid Murals

  1. Lindsaysf says:

    A clown town! Who would have thought it?!

    • Fenraven says:

      I sure didn’t. Clowns don’t bother me, so my response is mostly amusement. I know a few people who despise clowns though, and they’d hate it. Heh.

  2. bryandspellman says:

    What fun! (I’m not one of those people who dislike clowns.) As always, great photography.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.