National Geographic : 1924 Oct
LATVIA, HOME OF THE LETTS 413 Photograph by Klio THE WHITEWINGS OF RIGA These street-cleaning women do their work well, the thoroughfares and parks being main tained in perfect condition. In fact, all Latvia seems to be experiencing a "spring-cleaning" spree. Every missing brick in Riga dislodged by war or neglect is being replaced. Photograph by J. Reeksta A CORNER OE THE RIGA FLOWER MARKET The flower girls of Latvia are more often than not wrinkled with age and bent by toil. But Latvia owes a heavy debt to its women, who drive the wagons, harvest the flax, pile up the grain, tend the cattle, sweep the streets, pull the carts, run the hotels, tend the street markets, keep the stores, shovel the sawdust, and juggle the lumber.