National Geographic : 1934 Oct
Photograph byClifton Adams WHO HAS A STRING? OR A ROPE? HOW ENDLESS IS MAN'S QUEST FOR SIMPLE THINGS! Miles of stout, clean agave fiber, known to the trade as sisal, stripped and hung to dry before shipment from Haiti for manufacture into commercial cordage. InYucatan, henequin, of the agave family, supplies much of the sisal that is made into twine and used to bind the United States wheat crop (seepage 459).