National Geographic : 1927 Nov
Photograph from Ruth Kedzie Wood TOOTHPICK MAKERS Peasants whittle these "palitos," or "little poles," for a living. Hundreds follow this humble trade. Willow poles, thebark stripped offsothewood can dry, are stacked about their yards. A leather pad is worn on the knee, so that if the knifeslips thewhittler will notbecut.