National Geographic : 1934 Jun
Photograph by Alice Schalek DECKED FOR A MAHARANA'S FESTIVAL, NOT THE CIRCUS Elephants from the ruler's stables at Udaipur, India, wear gaudy trap pings of gold-embroidered robes and silver neck chains. Plumed gold lions perch on coin bonnets. Faces and ears are painted and circlets of bells tinkle at their ankles. ©G.Burroughs A DAILY RUB DELIGHTS ELEPHANTINE HEARTS-AND HIDES After a hard day's workthese gigantic laborers atKandy, Ceylon, are taken down to the river for a bath. There the attendants thoroughly wash and scrub the wrinkled, inch-thick hides with astiff brush, asthe contented creatures lazily lie on theirsides.