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Photograph courtesy of the Mummers Museum


A “king clown” lugging a 12-pointed suit supported by a rigid framework represented the Lobster New Year’s Association in 1922. The club, founded in 1907, was named following an incident in which a man walked into a saloon and greeted his friends by telling them they looked like a bunch of lobsters.




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