National Geographic : 1951 Jan
© National Geographic Society 4 Baskets and Hats Weigh So Little that Boys Can Carry Big Loads Java welcomes its peddlers, their bamboo shoulder poles laden with every conceivable want. Ironworkers, mat sellers, grocers, sandal makers, and mattress vend ors carry wares door to door. Here rattan for weaving occupies the rear pile. Kodachromes by W. Robert Moore 4' Central Java's Painted Oxcarts Rumble Along Motor Highways Progress toward motorization received severe setbacks during the Japanese occupation and the republicans' fight for independence. Consequently, bullocks haul much produce from farm to market. Everywhere they drag plows and harrows across muddy rice fields.