National Geographic : 1949 Feb
© National Geographic Society 200 Iiiaclhrome by Willard It. Culver Swinging Punkah Stirs an Alternating Breeze in Mississippi's "Good Old Summertime" Half a dozen Natchez dining rooms have these cooling devices which were originated in India. Melrose's hand-carved fan is of mahogany. Motive power is a pull on the cord. An old French china service graces the table (pages 192 and 193).