National Geographic : 1921 May
Photograph from Horace Brodzky THE "HOT-DOG MAN" AT A MONGOLIAN FAIR, AT KYAKHTA, ON THE SIBERIAN-CHINESE BORDER Note the oddly notched rim of the cart-wheel in the left background-ancestor of our modern non-skid tires. Kyakhta was formany years the great emporium for the caravan trade between Russia and China. The completion of the Suez Canaland theconstruction oftheTrans-Siberian Railway robbed it of its importance. Over the border, on the Chinese side, is the town of Maimatshin.