National Geographic : 1931 Oct
"' BEFORE THE CRUMBLING MUD WALLS OF SEBZEWAR The garage sign in the foreground tells a story of changing conditions in the East. Persia once had 30,000 caravanserais, patronized chiefly bypil grims, who required shelter each night on their slow progress afoot, by donkey, or camel caravan. To-daythe automobile lengthens thestages oftravel, and garages provide accommodations both for cars and passengers (see text, page 415). Note the result oferosion intheforeground.