National Geographic : 1915 Sep
Photo from the U.S.(;eological Survey A TRAGIC SAND VICTORY The barrier in this picture shows how man has come to the aid of the earth in its attempt to resist the invasion ofthesands. The picture represents a forest buried by the crest of a sand wave on Shackleford Island, near Cape Hatteras. As itadvances the wave buries everything in sight-house, field, and forest alike. In its rear it leaves, in turn, uprooted trees, undermined houses, and graves that have been forced to give up their dead.