National Geographic : 1931 Oct
THE NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC MAGAZINE FINERY FROM MANY LANDS BRIGHTENS THE PAGEANT Most circus girls appear in numerous different costumes at each performance. This group, from several countries, includes acrobats, Wild-West and bareback riders, and aerialists. (q) National t;eograpnic society N1atural toior rnotograpns Dy Klcnara r-. stewart PANTOMIME IS THE UNIVERSAL LANGUAGE OF HUMOR Clowns must tell their jokes by pantomime, for their voices cannot be heard throughout the huge tent. At the center are the originators of burlesque boxing. A member of a famous circus family referees. The female impersonator provokes laughter by tumbling from high-piled tables.