National Geographic : 1928 Feb
ON THE FRINGE OF THE GREAT DESERT TREES THAT TRACE AN ANCIENT LINEAGE The cycads are remnants of the floral life of the world that existed during the Carboniferous age. They are beautiful dark evergreens which, though long-lived, seldom grow as high as these. The French have made the Botanical Gardens of Algiers the finest in North Africa. © National Geographic Society Autochromes by Gervais Courtellemont BAKERYMEN DISPLAY THEIR WARES IN BISKRA Pure-food principles are not seriously regarded by the Arabs and many varieties of edibles are displayed on the street, with no protection from dust and dirt. A good Arab will not eat on the street, however, lest he give offense to some hungry person.