National Geographic : 1934 Jul
Photograph by Wilhelm Tobien EVEN THE YOUNGSTERS CARRY CANES IN MADEIRA When walking steep streets, scaling mountains, and packing cumbersome loads, nothing is handier than a staff. The lads' clothes are of homespun or a patchwork material; their tasseled caps have ear-flaps to be pulled down when climbing chill, cloudy heights, and their tanned feet are rarely shod. Santa Cruz pavements make a cobble checkerboard. Photograph byDavid J.Martin HIS LIFEISFULL OFUPS AND DOWNS Hard on the lungs andback isthehandling oftherunning cars, which swoop down from the 3,000-foot heights ofTerreiro daLucta tonear sea level in a few swift minutes (seeillustration, page 82,and text, page 83). This slender youth, carrying hissledge, staggers uptothetopseveral times a day.