National Geographic : 1947 Apr
490 The National Geographic Magazine i Y x . jJ f . .............. nom ,..' $ s s fit Baylor Roberts Forty Feet of Firecrackers Snap and Sputter in a New Year's Greeting To prolong the noise during celebration of the Chinese New Year, firecrackers are strung together and explode one after another. A small boy gingerly approaches a string of them dangling here from the third floor of a building. As the chain is gradually lowered, the crackers pop for half an hour.