National Geographic : 1946 Oct
A Smile Belies Reputation's "Brooding, Suspicious" Afghan When the photographer had motor and police trouble at Ghazni, this switch board operator engineered a long-distance S.O .S . to Kabul. By his expression, the result was "O.K.," an Americanism well known in Afghanistan. Pack on Back, Sweaton Brow, and Rope Burn onWrist These are a porter's badges.His conquering Mongol ancestors came thisway on ponies; this humble Kabulyouth does hiswork afoot. Often hetrots while carrying a 90-pound load.