National Geographic : 1933 Oct
LIFE ON THE ARGENTINE PAMPA 467 Photograph by Jacob Gayer A BLACKBOARD MAP IS USED TO KEEP TRACK OF CROPS AND ANIMALS Each square represents a certain field area; figures show the purposes for which the field is being used, and, if it is pasture land, how many and what kind of animals are grazing there, etc. M-1, for example, means that first-year maize (corn) is planted there. At the right is an overseer, reporting to the bookkeeper. ONE GAUCHO PLAYS THE GUITAR WHILE ANOTHER ROASTS THE SUPPER OF MEAT Two sit on seats made of cow- or horse-hip bones tied together and covered with rawhide, while the third drinks mate, or Paraguay tea, made from the leaves of an evergreen of the holly family and sucked through a metal tube. Tea leaves and hot water are in the hollow gourd in the man's hand. This is the national drink of the Argentine.