National Geographic : 1941 May
Photograph by Burton Holmes from Galloway How Many Five-cent Bags Could Be Sold from These Peanut Mountains inDakar? Like sandbag ramparts, sacks of peanuts and grain await shipment from this strategic capital of French West Africa, which sprawls atthe edge ofthe continent's western bulge. The port commands the sea lanes through which Argentine meat and grain, Venezuelan oil, and Brazilian cotton move toEurope innormal times. Through this city of some 86,000 Senegalese, and 6,500 French and other Europeans, passes most of the trade of the vast colony (page 632).