NEW YORK CITY,
Hugo Zacchini is shown during the preliminary stages of dressing
for his part as a human projectile. He is donning a
special coverall of calfskin with boots of the same material.
He also wares a protective mask, as shown in the picture.
Photos Oct. 6 1940
NEW YOlk CITY,
A pictorial diagram showing the working operations of the
Zachini "Big Bertha," which can be used for single or double
jumps and which has thrilled thousands at the World's Fair of
1940. The cannon cutaway shows how the shells are "primed"
for a dual jump. It the inset are outlined the
trajectories of the two jumpers and the distance of the safety
net from the gun mount.
Wide World Photos
Oct. 9 1940
Hugo Zacchini - Human
Ringling Brothers and Barnum
& Bailey Combined Circus
Human Canon Ball
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