Old trading card: „Kremo Family, genannt Die Heinzelmännchen“.
German postcard pronoting a well known Swiss artist family from the first half of last century.
Unused postcard in good condition, undivided back.
The Kremos, a Swiss family of acrobats, produced two generations of remarkable icarists, followed by two generations of remarkable jugglers, Béla Kremo, and his son, Kris. All of them have been important circus and variety stars in Europe in the nineteenth and twentieth centuries, and Kris Kremo, who also became a celebrated international star in America as well as in Europe, continued the tradition well into the twenty-first century.
The original Kremo troupe was created around 1880 by Josef Kremo (1854-1917), whose real name was Kremka, and whose family was of Czech origins—at a time when Czechoslovakia was part of the Austro-Hungarian Empire.
Old Advertising Postcard Artist Family Kremo