National Geographic : 1936 Feb
Photograph byW.Robert Moore MERCHANTS BAIT THEIR POLES WITH TOYS TO LURE YOUNG PEIPING SHOPPERS Toy horses, drums, wooden swords, "funny face" masks, colored balloons, and an array of other inexpensiveplaythings made byclever Chinese craftsmen dangle temptingly from poles in front of open booths. Down the street comes a boy who has bought a miniature crossbow. Probably henever heard ofChristmas, buthe knows that toy time comes once a year, at the New Year festival. The people seem corpulent because they arewearing several layers ofclothes tokeep outthe biting winter air.