National Geographic : 1927 Apr
Photograph from Joseph Beech THE HOME OF A RICH SZECHWAN FARMER Many wealthy farmers are to be found on the fertile Chengtu Plain in central China, north of theYangtze River. They tilltheir estates with the aid of sons and grandsons or with hired help. Note the beans growing on the paddy-field bank in the foreground. Not aninch ofarable ground is wasted.