National Geographic : 1938 Feb
© National Geographic Society LISBON FISHWIVES LIVE BY THEIR CLEVER HEADWORK A doughnut-shaped pad called the "mother-in-law" supports the basket. These barefoot women hike up and down steep hills, carrying heavy loads of fish from boats to housewives. When a law was passed requiring them to wear shoes, many placed the footgear on their heads ! Finlay Photographs by W. Robert Moore CORK OAKS,WHEN "UNCORKED," TURN RED Skilled axmen of southern Alemtejo Province have hacked offthe bark, which may take ten years togrow thick enough foranother stripping. Sheets are packed in balesfor shipment. Wine and cork, foremost among Portugal's exports, traveltogether inbottles allover theworld.