National Geographic : 1935 Sep
BALILLA BOYS, RECRUITED AMONG ITALIAN RESIDENTS OF ERITREA, MARCH THROUGH A NATIVE VILLAGE OF THATCHED ROOFS "While no native boys happen to appear in this particular picture," says the author, "at no time during my Eritrean travels did Isee any color line drawn. Sons of Europeans mingle and play freely with native boys." In steaming hot Massaua, on the Red Sea, there is not so muchactivity, but cooler highlands about Asmara afford ideal parade grounds. Circular native huts of stone, with conical thatched roofs and queer center chimneys, are common.