Jackly's The Funny Antique Vaudeville Postcard

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This is one of three early vaudeville postcards I purchased together from one seller, all of which I found pretty curious: this one advertising Jackly's The Funny, the others Goodlow (with Miss Lily) and their comic trampoline act and d’Alveydre the Equilibriste. I’ve done some searching and haven’t turned up any information on any of them; there is a small part of me that thinks they are actually Surrealist creations, a notion most supported by the fact of Surrealist interest in the writings of French occultist Alexandre Saint-Yves d’Alveydre {d’Alveydre the Equlibriste???—meaning balancer, or tightrope walker.) I’m pretty sure I’m making this up, but in any case I think these are pretty surreal and pretty fabulous, and this one, in its understatedness, perhaps the most curious of all.  Early 20th century. 

5 3/4” x 3 3/4” and in very good condition.