National Geographic : 1954 Dec
© National Geographic Society 725 Kodachrome by Gilbert Grosvenor Belgian Congo Shoppers in a Market Beside Lake Kivu Wear Fashionable Pagnes Motoring near the lake, the authors were startled to see women draped in bright prints decorated with jet planes, automobiles, tires, buildings, and pictures of famous people. One popular pattern showed a sunburst of six spark plugs. One woman had adorned herself with portraits of Winston Churchill in front, Harry Truman in the rear, Joseph Stalin on one hip, and King Albert of the Belgians on the other. Here Mrs. Grosvenor bargains for souvenir pagnes woven in textile mills at Leopoldville.