National Geographic : 1931 Oct
THE LAND OF SAWDUST AND SPANGLES Photograph by Richard H. Stewart IN THE DINING TENT OE THE LARGEST CIRCUS 5,000 MEALS ARE SERVED DAILY Representatives of the commissary departments of many armies have studied the circus mess system (see text, page 494). The food is excellent and well cooked. Photograph by Lintz Brothers THE TRAINER RISKS HIS LIFE EVERY TIME HE PERFORMS THIS TRICK If Jumbo became frightened, the powerful jaws might close. The animal first learns to hold thus gingerly a ball the size of a human skull. Then gradually enough weight is added to duplicate that of a man. Finally the performer substitutes his head for the dummy.