National Geographic : 1937 Mar
318 THE NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC MAGAZINE Photograph by Bernard F. Rogers, Jr. PLOW OXEN EMERGE FROM THEIR SIDE OF THIS "TWO-FAMILY" HOME Ninety-five per cent of the population of the Pontine area was infected with malaria. Wild boars roamed where cattle graze today. Now several thriving towns stud the drained plain (page 270). Farmhouse 121 near Littoria was built "ANNO X E F"-"tenth year of Fascism." © Donald McLeish KERNELS OF MAIZE, NOT COFFEE BEANS, DRY HERE IN THE SUN Laborers live comfortably in the up-to-date building (background) in the Maccarese, a vast area of reclaimed swampland. In 1936 the Nation harvested three and a third million tons of corn.