National Geographic : 1932 Nov
Photographs by Maynard Owen Williams THE LEADER DISPLAYS THE "GOLDEN SCARAB" PENNANT The initial triumph of the "Scarab" was the first motor crossing of the Sahara. The second was the first motor crossing of Africa from Morocco to Madagascar and Capetown. On February 12, 1932, M. Haardt reached Peiping, first overland leader from the Mediterranean to the Yellow Sea since the Middle Ages. A SEAL CUTTER INQOMUL The vanity case of the older Chinese isasnakeskin receptacle contain ing his official seal and therouge paste which isused asink. Business men, artists, and others, instead ofsigning their name, stamp itwith a seal made of wood, soapstone, gold, orjade. The Chinese seal may be the ancestor of movable typeand printing.