National Geographic : 1937 Nov
632 THE NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC MAGAZINE "THAT'S MY FAMILY OVER THERE, MR. IMMIGRATION OFFICER" Checking passports, the Arabians wear trim uniforms which contrast with the towellike pilgrim garb: a cloth around the waist and another over the back, exposing the right shoulder. Women must don a long sheet and a mask before entering Mecca. Photographs © Oscar Marcus from Black Star THEY'VE LOST THEIR FAMILIES, BUT THEY AREN'T WORRYING Allah will return the wives and children in His own good time. Meanwhile the fathers sit in the crowded Jidda street and "drink smoke" from a water pipe. On reaching Mecca, many pilgrims engage guides.