National Geographic : 1939 Jan
Photograph by Eisenstaedt from Pix THE CITY IS NOW CALLED IZMIR, BUT THE FRUITS ARE STILL SMYRNA FIGS Metropolis of Anatolia, Izmir has long been a busy port for figs, raisins, tobacco, opium, and carpets. It is the "eyeofAsia Minor," famous asthe home ofthe sweet and tender Levantine figs (page 40). The white headcloth worn by the sorters is not counted as a veil, but can, when modesty or confusion demands, beused as one. Outside the cities such headdress, sometimes colored or black, is almost universal.