National Geographic : 1929 Dec
© National Geographic Society Autochromes by Hans Hildenbrand PEASANT CHARACTER IS AS STURDY AND UNCHANGING AS THE ALPS There is something fine and proud in the calm adherence of these mountain people to their traditions of dress and custom. The robust couple live near Heiligenblut, a Carinthian village that owes its name to a phial of the "holy blood" said to have beenbrought from Constantinople by asaint and now kept in the 15th century church. The man with plumed hat and elaborately decorated belt is from Birnbaum intheGailtal close totheborder of Italy. During the World War his town was within range of the Italian guns.