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|If I had to guess I'd date this as somewhere around the time Ringling combined with Barnum & Bailey in 1919.|
Spader Johnson is at the far left, that may be Jack Le Clair seated next
to him with Pat Valdo seated to his right behind the bass drum.
A link to a Sarasota Herald article stating that Valdo did indeed play trumpet in the clown band (with a nice piece on Paul Wenzel causing mischief) can be found HERE.