National Geographic : 1931 Jan
THE NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC MAGAZINE Photograph by Capt. A . W. Stevens AERIAL PHOTOGRAPHY SHOWS AT A GLANCE THE TORTUOUS GEOGRAPHY OF TIIE BAY OF VICTORIA Capital of the Brazilian State of Espirito Santo, Victoria is one of the oldest European settlements in the Americas. Its Governor received members of the National Geographic Society expedition in his hilltop palace. plant life; odd boats of five spliced logs and a dirty sail, awash from stem to stern, so that two fishermen aboard work stand ing in water; fish traps like long picket fences in coastal shallows; grass-roofed huts on stretches of coconut-shaded beach, an idyllic Robinson Crusoe setting. These sights we photographed, as much empty country and a few busy towns that North America never heard of slipped under us. MANY MARKETS FOR IMPORTED GOODS ARE SCATTERED DOWN THIS LONG COAST We came to Fortaleza, typical of the many ports scattered down this seaplane path that help consume the ever-growing stream of shop-made things we must ex port to keep our mills running full time. We walked its noisy, narrow, cobblestoned streets and saw how North American ma chines and methods mark its life. Broad way melodies crooned by talking machines to soothe a roomful of bob-haired dress makers; another roomful of girls demon strating sewing machines; busses, trucks, motor cars, typewriters, cash registers, fountain pens, printing presses, pop-corn roasters, vending machines, cameras, ga rages with young Brazilian boys using North American tools; Ferris wheels, merry - go - rounds, gas stoves, electric equipment, movie-houses-even movie-fan magazines in the native language, but printed in the States; telephones, street cars, wireless-a growing city whose very name few North Americans ever heard; r ~r" ..