National Geographic : 1934 Jul
THE NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC MAGAZINE STONE AND THATCH MAKE A HUMBLE "HOME SWEET HOME" This peasant of Sao Vicente works hard to keep his brood supplied with maize porridge, fish, vege tables, and the favorite sweet potato. Peasants usually own their vine-clad houses, walls and trees-but rarely the land. Crops are cultivated on shares, the landlord generally taking a third or half. MADEIRA EMBROIDERY, LIKE MADEIRA WINE, MAKES FAMOUS THIS PORTUGUESE ISLE Busy women, squatting "tailor fashion" on the cobbles, stitch intricate patterns, which are stamped on linen by the agents of foreign firms. The art of fine needlework was introduced to the islands by an Englishwoman in the middle of the last century.