National Geographic : 1936 Sep
RAW CALFSKIN IS SCRAPED CLEAN AND THIN TO MAKE A DRUMHEAD About one-third of all Elkhart is busy, in one way or another, with the production of musical instruments (Color Plate IX and page 315). To make drumheads, hides are bought by the thousands from Chicago. packers. These are cleaned, cured, soaked, and then stretched on frames for scraping. rnotograpns oy w iara K.tulver "IF YOU PRINT MYPICTURE IN THE GEOGRAPHIC, PLEASE SEND ME ACOPY," URGED THE BOY "We import young tomato plants from Georgia," said the driver of this planting machine. This gives the Indiana crop anearly start. Another boy, not visible here, follows a few steps behind tostraighten up any plant that is not left upright. "This beats the oldbackbreaking way," remarked the driver.