National Geographic : 1927 Jun
AMONG THE PEOPLE OF CATHAY 713 Photograph by Sidney I). Gamble A WELL-TO-DO CHINESE WOMAN WATCHES A PARADE IN THIE FORBIDDEN CITY A servant is standing in the background holding a brass hand-warmer filled with glowing charcoal, for use in case her mistress' ungloved hands should become chilled. Note the elab orately embroidered robe and the constricted feet. The chances are that the lady's spectacles were obtained not from an oculist, but at a fair, where one pair of glasses after another was tried until one was found that seemed to improve the vision.