National Geographic : 1937 Oct
Photograph byJames Dorsett CITY MERCHANTS BARGAIN NOISILY FOR FRUITS AND NUTS BORNE BY CAMEL TO ABIG WHOLESALE MARKET Fragrant odors of persimmons, grapes, jujubes, peaches, and other fruits, heaped up in big baskets, fill the crowded Peiping street, where local dealers arebrought by ricksha men (left) to buy their day's supply of produce. Dark, shiny pears are prominently displayed (right background). Sold also arepeanuts, originally im ported from America, and sweet apricot kernels, which are eaten like almonds. The kneeling camel (left) seems likethe stone beast onthe.opposite page "come tolife."