National Geographic : 1937 Dec
HALLOWEEN? NO, A FUNERAL PROCESSION When a Chinese dies, his family hires a parade which marches through the busiest streets of the city exhibiting huge banners and paper lanterns. A brass band supplies music, often playing such airs as "Dixie" and "Over There." The ostentatious display often drains the family purse. Photographs byAlfred T.Palmer "DON'T FALL OVERBOARD, " LITTLE BROTHER WARNS HIS PUPPY Their home is one of the houseboats that swarm on the Pearl River atCanton, so the children hold their peton aleash for safety's sake-just asthey, when younger, were tethered to thedeck or tied toafloat tokeep them from drowning. The puppy is a chow, nativeChinese breed now known all over the world.