National Geographic : 2001 Nov
FROM OUR ARCHIVES Flashback HENRY ROWE LEMLY HENRYROWENLEMLY RUSSIA RISING Padding His Assets A bulging coat added bulk to this already sizable Russian coachman, whose photograph was cata loged by the Society in 1925. Gilbert H. Grosve nor's November 1914 article, "Young Russia: The Land of Unlimited Possibilities," had explained 11 years earlier the uniform's rationale. "The drosky drivers wear padded coats that look like great wrappers round their bodies," reads a caption in that story. "The fatter they are the more prosperous and well-fed they are supposed to be, and consequently the more high-priced." This photograph has never before been pub lished in the magazine. You can find this image as well as access the Flashback photo archive at national geographic.com/ngm/ flashback/0111. NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC (ISSN0027-9358)IS PUBLISHED MONTHLY BYTHENATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC SOCIETY, 1145 17THSTNW.WASHINGTON. DC20036-4688.$34.00AYEARFORU.S.DEUVERY, $5.00 PERSINGLECOPY(INCLUDES POSTAGE ANDHANDLING). PERIODICALS POSTAGE PAIDATWASHINGTON, DC,ANDATADDITIONAL MAILINGOFFICES. POSTMASTER: SENDADDRESS CHANGES TONATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC, POBOX63002,TAMPA, FL33663-3002.