National Geographic : 1914 Nov
Photos by Gilbert II. Grosvenor A COACHMAN IN MOSCOW The drosky drivers wear padded coats that look like great wrappers round their bodies. The fatter they are the more prosperous and well-fed they are sup posed to be, and consequently the more high-priced. The cab driver takes better care of his horse than he does of himself, and would prefer to go hungry than to have his horse starve. Many of these "hack" horses are as fine as the swellest turnout of the rich in America. AYOUNG RUSSIAN: MOSCOW Russiahas the largest proportion of illiterates of any civilizedcountry, although inrecent years conditions have been improving (see page 455).