National Geographic : 1931 Oct
(~) i national teograpnic Society Natural Color Photographs byW.Robert Moore CIRCUS FOLK FROM LOWLIEST TO HIGHEST TAKE PART IN THE GRAND ENTRY The barbaric-looking warriors in the howdah are canvasmen relieved from toil for a few minutes atthe beginning ofeach performance torevel in splendor such as chiefs of their ancestral African tribes may have known. The girl riding as an oriental princess onthecamel isastar ofthehigh trapeze and the Roman rings. A world-famous aerialist, master of the triple somersault, stands at the left. The elephants' toenails arefiled and polished once a week and whitewashed daily.