National Geographic : 1916 Aug
OFFICERS OF THE HAITIAN ARMY ON THE STREETS OF PORT AU PRINCE, IAITI The army officers of Haiti were as fond of gold lace as a mountain girl of bright colors. Small wonder, then, that the regalia of a field marshal was everywhere in evidence. Times have changed, however, and now the American marine in quiet khaki takes the place of the Haitian fire-eater and his resplendent costumes. Photographs by Mrs. C. R. Miller HAITIAN SOLDIERS CARRYING COFFEE TO THE WHARF IN ORDER TO GET SOMETHING TO EAT The pay of a Haitian soldier was small at best, nothing at worst, and at all times insuf ficient to keep the warrior fed decently. The days for loading coffee on departing ships were great days in Haiti. They were days when the army got a square meal.