National Geographic : 1916 Jan
Photograph by Frank I. Bothell RUTH BYBEE'S EXHIBIT AT THE STATE FAIR, UTAH This little girl made every article in the exhibit and dressed the doll for good measure. Her Battenburg lace, her hand-painted china, no less than her jellies, jams, and pickles, show how good training may make a girl independent (see text, page IoI). will content ourselves with the Brazilian product. THE WORLD OUR SERVANT And so, when we come to reckon up those who have helped produce the raw materials of which our foods are made, we find the clouted African savage and the American stock grower; the South American Indian and the California truck farmer; the Javanese coffee picker and the Virginia dairyman; the turbaned Arabian and the New York orchardist; the Chinese coolie and the Dakota wheat farmer; the Mexican peon and the Ches apeake Bay fisherman; the Porto Rican planter and the Hawaiian sugar grower; the Spanish olive packer and the Alaskan Eskimo fisherman. Yet all these neglect the matter of transportation. Our food comes to us on the heads of Indians, on the backs of donkeys, drawn in carts by huge water buffaloes, aboard the "ship of the desert," on wheelbarrows propelled by Chinese coolies. Steamships, railroad trains, auto trucks, and delivery cars have all played their part in the great work of catering to discriminating appetites. Truly the man who dines well ought to be a deep student of geography, for all races, all nationalities, all types of peo ple, all points of the compass, all lati tudes-continent, island, river, and sea all must come to him as he looks over the bill of fare and tries to find those things that delight his palate.