The character in this card comes from a truly rich history of shady traveling salesman, from Dolly Parton’s mother-daughter two-timing “Traveling Man” to Flannery O’Connor’s prosthetic-fetishist Bible salesman (“Good Country People”). Some days you’re one of the young lovers running away to forge a new life, some days you’re the mother protecting her home from the swindler, and some days you’re just the little sister laughing at the ruckus.
Two young clown lovers getting kicked out of the house by a granny clown.
Granny is wagging her finger and hitting the male clown on the head with a broom. She wears a sack-like brown dress with a purple and green ruffled collar and night-cap, and small half-moon glasses.
The male clown is going down the steps, and the whack of the broom makes him close his eye, flail his arms, and drop his suitcase. He is wearing a green suit covered in patches and a puffy red wig. The female clown looks back in surprise. She carries another suitcase, and is wearing a floral orange and green dress and a yellow wig with roller curls. Each of the two suitcases that the lovers carry has a design of three crossed red, yellow, and blue batons on it.
In the foreground, a pointy-hatted gnome crouches in the garden. In the background, a little girl clown with pigtails looks through the window and sticks out her tongue.