Chicago, IL Circus Accident, July 1926

TWO CIRCUS TRAPEZE PERFORMERS HURT.

Chicago, July 26. -- (United Press) -- Two circus trapeze performers, FRANK CROMWELL and his wife, MAUDE, were in a Chicago hospital today suffering from multiple bone fractures and internal injuries, the result of a 50-foot fall during a performance last night. Physicians today said they might recover.
The two were hurled to the ground when a trapeze upon which they were both sitting, broke. Twelve thousand spectators witnessed the accident.

Sterling Daily Gazette Illinois 1926-07-26