National Geographic : 1926 Mar
THE LAND OF EGYPT 291 Photograph by Frank Wade A CAMEL CARGO OF DATE-PALM STALKS Among the multifarious gifts of the (late palm to dwellers in Africa and the Near East is the raw material from which chairs, bedsteads, and baskets are made. / i Photograph from Frederick Simpich CANE HARVEST TIME ON TIHE BANKS OF THE NILE At this season the larger canals along the river present a busy scene. Fleets of the picturesque markabs, or Egyptian freight boats, transport the cane from field to factory. Egypt exports some 40,coo tons of sugar annually.