National Geographic : 1924 Apr
Autochromes by Gervais Courtellemont A FAVORED DAUGHTER OF THE HAREM Neither Jew nor Mohammedan in Tunisia is supposed to see his bride before marriage. She may be chosen by his mother, according to her own tastes, or she may be selected by his father to advance his business interests. Sometimes he is put down for marriage as soon as he is born. Both Jewish and Arab women retain full rights over their personal estates after marriage, however. DRYING WHEAT AFTER ITHAS BEEN WASHED Wheat is the chief cerealgrown inTunisia, but the system ofagricul ture is primitive. Most ofthe farmers clear their land ordo their plowing with crooked sticks. Perhaps the most successful branch of agriculture is grape-growing, for the vine seems tothrive inthe sun baked soil, and some eleven million gallons ofwine areproduced an nually.