National Geographic : 1941 Feb
Cotton: Foremost Fiber of the World 163 Photograph by Richard II. Stewart Brazil "Bush Cotton" Is Bagged, Not Baled; "Headed," Not Trucked Deftly balancing their loads of 175 to 200 pounds, men carry the bags to the gin at Patos, Brazil. Office of this gin of the Anderson, Clayton Company, of Houston, Texas, was headquarters for the expedition of the National Geographic Society-National Bureau of Standards to observe the total eclipse of October 1, 1940. Photographed at Pepperell Mills A Little Baby Laughs to See Such Sport on Its Cotton Carriage Cover Wool figures are appliqued to the cloth by enormous machines, but hand operators must trim long ends.