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A MEXICAN OUTDOOR BAKERY
Photograph by Frank H. Bothell RUTH BYBEE'S EXHIBIT AT THE STATE EXTR, UTAH This little girl made every article in the exhibit and dressed the doll for good measure. Her Battenburg lace, her hand-painted china, no less than her jellies, jams, and pickles, show how good training may make a girl independent (see text, page 101).
will content ourselves with the Brazilian Yet all these neglect the matter of product.
transportation. Our food comes to us on THE WORLD OUR SERVANT
the heads of Indians, on the backs of when we come to reckon up
donkeys, drawn in carts by huge water those who have helped produce the raw
buffaloes, aboard the "ship of the desert," materials of which our foods are made, on wheelbarrows propelled by Chinese we find the clouted African savage and coolies. Steamships, railroad trains, auto the American stock grower; the South trucks, and delivery cars have all played American Indian and the California their part in the great work of catering truck farmer; the Javanese coffee picker to discriminating appetites. and the Virginia dairyman; the turbaned Truly the man who dines well ought to Arabian and the New York orchardist; be a deep student of geography, for all the Chinese coolie and the Dakota wheat races, all nationalities, all types of peofarmer; the Mexican peon and the Ches- ple, all points of the compass, all latiapeake Bay fisherman: the Porto Rican tudes—continent, island, river, and seaplanter and the Hawaiian sugar grower; all must come to him as he looks over the the Spanish olive packer and the Alaskan bill of fare and tries to find those things Eskimo fisherman.
that delight his palate.
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F RECENT years scientific writ- yesterday-when measured by the hoary ers have for convenience sake antiquity into which we grope when we
distinguished as prehistory that attempt to retrace the prehistory of man, part of man's long history on this earth the history of his development from an which precedes the period for which we apelike creature struggling with his felpossess written records, or at least rec low-brutes, to the being with at least ords that may be treated as in some sort longings and hopes that are half divine. their equivalent.
All our knowledge of man's slow progThis prehistory of man is, of course, ress during the immense stretch of time immensely longer than what can, by any covering this development has been obstretch of language, be called his true his tained during the last two generations; tory. At present our historical records it is still of a sketchy and fragmentary begin in Egypt and Mesopotamia, using kind, and we cannot hope that it will the latter word to include the entire coun ever be complete; but already we know try adjacent to the Tigris and Euphrates; enough to indicate the rough outlines of and the first dim indications of anything some of the most important of the develthat can properly be called history do not opmental stages, and as regards certain go back seven thousand years, while it is of the later stages to fill in various details. not until some five thousand years ago
TIJ REPTILES DISAPPEAR IND MAMMALS that we begin to be on continuously firm historical ground.
RULI TIIE EARTH At that time Europe was still in the In geological or paleontological parprehistoric stage, and its inhabitants knew lance, the Age of Mammals is known as practically nothing of either metals or the Tertiary period. At the beginning of writing, being in the neolithic or polished this period the gigantic creatures with stone cultural stage. In America history which the Age of Reptiles, the secondary cannot be said to have begun much before period of the earth's history, culminated, the advent of the white man, although had all died out. there are extraordinary architectural re The mammals, which for ages had exmains of old and strange civilizations in isted as small, warn-blooded beasts of Mexico, Central America, and Peru. low type, now had the field much to them
“Old,” however, is a relative term. selves. They developed along many difThe earliest monuments beside the lower ferent lines, including that of the priNile and lower Euphrates, like the ear mates, from which came the monkeys, liest monuments on the gh plateaus or the anthropoid apes, and finally the halfin the dense tropical forests of the new human predecessors of man himself. At world, are purely modern-are things of about the time when these last appeared