National Geographic : 1942 Oct
Air Cruising Through New Brazil 525 Jullen Bryan from European Keeping Up with the News-American Sailors "Read" a Paper at Rio "Will It Be Today--the Attack on England?" asks the headline, which plainly baffles the visitor at right. The year was 1940. © Theodor Prelsing "Way Down South in the Land of Cotton"-South Brazil Here laborers on a former coffee plantation are drying the white fiber in the sun. Sao Paulo's cotton, grown for centuries, has gained commercial importance three times-during the North American Civil War, the first World War, and the Brazilian coffee crisis from 1930 to the present day. When coffee markets were glutted twelve years ago, South Brazil growers planted thousands of acres in cotton.