National Geographic : 1946 Feb
Staff Photographer Maynard Owen Williams Canal, Washtub, and Bathtub! What a Servant of the People Is Batavia's Millstream! Down a wide avenue flows the Molenvliet (millstream). Laughing laundresses dip their babies in its water. If one tires ofherwork, shedrops into hersoapsuds and paddles off to visit colleagues. Ofttimes her pounding board is a bamboo raft tied to shore. From walls to plumbing, bamboo isrural Java's building material.