National Geographic : 1924 Dec
PORTO RICO, THE GATE OF RICHES 625 PLOWING IN A PINEAPPLE FIELD NEAR LA MUDA Housing is a relatively simple matter for the rural laboring classes of Porto Rico. Con structed of palm-bark sides and grass roofs, such dwellings as that shown above represent an outlay of perhaps $25. They are "furnished" with hammocks and pallets. The kitchen equip ment consists largely of gourds and discarded tin cans; yet the natives are a smiling people. PYRAMIDS OF PORTO RICAN SALT In the semidesert regions along the south coast of the island, sea water is evaporated to make salt. The photograph was taken near Salinas.