National Geographic : 1935 Sep
UP LADDERS AGAINST GROWING SALT PILES PORTERS CLIMB TO DUMP HEAVY BASKETS The Somali has just reached the ladder's top rung, and is about to tip his burden. Beyond him an Ethiopian worker goes down, his basket emptied. A cloth pad protects the men's naked shoulders. NOT HEAT, NOR SOREFEET, NOR HEAVY LOAD CAN CHASE AWAY THAT AFRICAN SMILE Here the human chainworks inreverse; ittears down the big piles of salt built up back of the drying pans, and loads them into little dump cars on the railway that hauls salt tothe Massaua docks.