National Geographic : 1939 Nov
570 THE NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC MAGAZINE Photograph by Luis Marden TRADITIONAL TOP-HATTED CHIMNEY SWEEPS SPEED TO WORK ON A MOTORCYCLE Most of the de-sooters in Buenos Aires are of German descent. Their tightly buttoned uniforms are adaptations of old German sweeps' attire. Once there were many members of the profession in Argentina's capital, but modern building has caused a rapid decline in their numbers (page 571). Photograph by Alfred T. Palmer "PEANUTS! PEANUTS!" Although the roaster is concealed in an imitation locomotive to attract attention, a foreigner in Buenos Aires knows what the vender offers for sale, even without understanding his cries (page 571). The aroma of roasting goobers is unmistakable.