National Geographic : 1937 Apr
WHEN THE FAMILY NEEDS SHOES, MOTHER MAKES THEM To give bulk to the sole of the slipper, she stitches sheets of the Los Angeles Times between two thin layers of cloth! Old American newspapers are imported for this purpose. No bound feet are seen here, but in other places the author noticed many women and girls mincing about on tiny "golden lilies" (page 511). TWO'S A CROWD IN THE TINY GALLEY Mrs. Price has barely roomenough towash thepotatoes for dinner. "Have you eaten?" is the customarygreeting when boat crews pass, and thereply to this Chinese version of "Howgoes it?" is"We have eaten!" The comfortable coolie hats, finest to be had inTungchow, cost theauthor seven cents apiece.