National Geographic : 1939 May
AS SAO PAULO GROWS 669 Photograph by Alice Schalek ON SHOULDERS OF STURDY STEVEDORES, COFFEE GOES FROM CART TO WAREHOUSE Santos teems with an army of brokers, laborers, wagons, and motor trucks from August to January, height of the coffee season. From 9 to 10 million bags, each weighing 132 pounds, are exported annually from Santos alone. The United States takes more than half of Brazil's export. PAULISTAS HOMEWARD BOUND FOR LUNCH CREATE A NOON RUSH HOUR Four times a day the streetcars are crowded. A scurry to work in the morning, a dash home for a hasty bite at midday, a quick return to the city, and a final journey home in the evening complete the cycle. Closed cars are painted red and the patrons call them "shrimps."