National Geographic : 1940 Oct
Official Photograph U.S.Army Air Corps Swift, Muddy, Strewn With Floating Islands of Green Plants, Pasig River Splits Manila and Pours into the Bay Walled City is at the left; attached to it and forming its apex is Fort Santiago, insular military headquarters. The fort's thick stone walls form part ofthe river bank. The city's wholesale, warehouse, banking, and shipping interests crowd the right bank. Interisland vesselstie up atthe wharves todischarge hemp, copra, lumber, tobacco, etc., and to load machinery and manufactured goods for distribution all over the busy archipelago.