National Geographic : 1955 Jan
© National Geographic Society 89 Kodachromes by Arthur Johnson + Women Reach Out as if to Save a Man Tumbling from the Tower + Page 88: To build suspense before taking off, divers balance precariously on the platform, wave arms, and shout messages. Others arch over backward and pretend to fall. Here, as his "ready" signal, diver Olul waves a flag of bright leaves. In a moment he will drop it, and all eyes will follow its flutter to the ground. One spectator remarked, "The diver salutes his world like a gladiator hailing a Roman emperor."