National Geographic : 1920 Nov
PEKING, THE CITY OF THE UNEXPECTED 343 THE BURDEN FREQUENTLY SEEMS OUT OF ALL PROPORTION TO THE SIZE OF THE BEARER Along Peking's highways of turf go triplets of donkeys hauling timber, brick, coal, and crockery. Note the rope traces by which two animals are harnessed in front of the beast next the cart. Photographs by J. A . Muller ALMOST AS FASCINATING AS ITS CAMELS AND DONKEYS ARE THE CARTS OF PEKING Another type of two-wheeled vehicle commonly seen in the streets of China's capital is shown in one of the color plates of this number. Before the introduction of the rickshaw, these were the only vehicles of Peking.