National Geographic : 1936 Jan
© National Geographic Society AMID ASIAN PEAKS, BAGGAGE MUST MOVE ON THE BACKS OF MEN This man, whose dash of Mongolian blood is evident, had an extraordinary sense of balance that enabled him to carry huge loads. Mr. E . R . Frederick, of Detroit, owns the original. Drawings by Alexandre lacovleff A SOLEMN AFGHAN PATRIARCH GAZED LONG AT HIS PORTRAIT But he never permitted curiosity toshow on his face, orforgot his dignity as chief ofanomad Afghan tribe. The old fellow, seen in Kabul, reminded Iacovleff of some ancient Sassanid king ofPersia.