National Geographic : 1946 Aug
© National Geographic Society Kodachrome byJoseph Passantino Charcoal Balls for Fuel Are Molded by Hand and Left to Dry at theWater's Edge To keep teakettles simmering, powdered charcoal mixed with water and hardened in the sun is a convenient fuel. Theballs burn slowly buthave anoffensive smoke. This "factory" is alongside its water supply, the Kunming canal (Plate XI). Back of the workers are their shacks ofbamboo mats.