National Geographic : 1950 Jul
+ A "Strong One" Proves His Strength by Carrying Two Beefs This Parisian works in the Central Markets, an ex panse of iron pavilions, in the Rue Baltard. The city's daily vegetables, fruit, butter, fish, poultry, cheese, eggs, and meat pass through the market. Long before dawn it is thronged with farmers and wholesalers. " Badges and Hats Proclaim Men's Right to Be Known as Strong Ones Proud wearers have demonstrated their ability to carry 440-pound loads 70 yards through the Central Markets. Paris market women (femmens des Halles) are celebrated like the fishwives of Billingsgate for the vigor of their language.