National Geographic : 1915 Jan
MOTIIER AND DAUGIITER: TER GOES Photos by Emil P. Albrecht WEEDING TIIE STREET: MIDDIIIUIURG In the damp, cool shadow of tree-bordered canals grass springs readily between the stones wherever much traffic or constant watchfulness gives it an opportunity. A frequent penalty for minor offenders against law and order is the weeding of a certain tract of quay or street. Each is provided with a wooden stool and a stout knife and is expected to "hitch" himself or herself along the straight lines of stones, digging up faithfully every green leaf in sight until the quay is clean or the time worked out. In this case all the offenders are women. The man seated by the tree is a guard watching them and their work.