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Brick Lion Guards City Hall (Mar, 1930)

While it does have that whole Minecraft/8-bit look about it, that is a pretty terrible rendition of a lion.

Brick Lion Guards City Hall

AN INTERESTING illustration of what can be done with common, ordinary brick is demonstrated by the modernistic lion that guards the door to the City Hall in Ruestringer, Germany. Several thousands of brick were required to make this figure which is an integral part of the structure. The irregular spacings provided the greatest difficulty but were overcome by a miniature scale model. This is but one example of the many uses to which brick are being put.

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ELEPHANT DISPLACES LION AS KING OF BEASTS (May, 1929)

Well that’s a useful article…

ELEPHANT DISPLACES LION AS KING OF BEASTS

LIONS have been enjoying the title of “King of Beasts” which really belongs to the elephant, according to Harry C. Ostrander, naturalist. The elephant does not

Possess the regal bearing of the lion, but he can think faster and has a remarkable memory, as witness the truism of the showmen, “an elephant never forgets an injury.”

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The Mechanics of Lion Taming (May, 1931)

The Mechanics of Lion Taming

by CLYDE R. BEATTY
Famous Animal Trainer

Why is the gun used by lion tamers loaded with blank cartridges — and why are trainers careful never to strike their charges with their whips? A famous animal trainer tells you all about it in this stirring article.

ACCREDITED as the originator of exhibiting mixed groups of wild animals before the public, Clyde R. Beatty, shown in the photo at the right, has the honor of being the youngest lion and tiger trainer in the profession. Running away from home in 1921 to become an animal attendant, his big chance came when an accident took the regular trainer away. He took over the job, and today is one of the most popular men in the profession.

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Walking Cage Protects Lion-Farm Guards (Jul, 1939)

Walking Cage Protects Lion-Farm Guards

It looks as though the lion were the keeper, and the man the caged animal, in the photograph above, but the scene was really snapped on the world’s only commercial lion farm, at El Monte, Calif., to picture the mobile cage designed to protect trainers who may have to track down and kill any untamable beast that escapes from the confines of its pen. The floorless, three-wheeled cage has heavy wire protective netting mounted over a strong wood frame, with a gun slot to permit firing in any direction.

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