National Geographic : 1929 Feb
156 THE NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC MAGAZINE THIS WOODEN MINTING MACHINE WAS BUILT 350 YEARS AGO In the ancient royal Spanish mint at Potosi, Bolivia, this machine-made of hardwood, held together by rawhide and wooden pins-is as solid as when built. If its dies were replaced, it could coin money now (see text, page 151). PERUVIAN INDIANS EATING CORN AND DRINKING CHICHA The men make their own woolen caps, three of which are seen here. By an odd local custom, these Indian women lift their hats when greeting friends on the street.