National Geographic : 1929 Dec
© National Geographic Society BETHLEHEM MOTHERS NURSE THEIR BABES This young woman's costume is a triumph of spinning, hand-weaving, embroidery, and silver and gold smithing. A cradle or small hammock is always provided for the infant a few days after its birth. Its first bed is a low-sided market basket of straw or willow. Autochromes by American Colony Photographers COMELY AND GENTLE ISTHE VILLAGE MADONNA From the tedious laborofboring pearl beads the little mother ofthe shepherd cot has come to sit for awhile on her doorstep and lull her babe to sleep She is scarcely 17years old, yet sheisversed inall the housewifely arts.