National Geographic : 1931 Oct
© National Geographic Society Natural color Inotograpn Dyw.xonert ivioore WHO ENTERS HERE LEAVES AGE AND CARE BEHIND Overnight a vacant lot has become a mysterious country for children young and old. Along this midway, between theworld congress offreaks and the ticket and concession wagons, 2,000,000 persons annually pass. The huge menagerie tent, modern Noah's ark, islittle more than half aslarge asthe "big top " outside the picture at the left. The main canvas weighs 11 tons dry, three times as much wet. There are30separate units inthewhite city; and all the cloth is new each year, that left from the preceding season being carried for emergency use only.