National Geographic : 1928 Oct
Photograph by Dona.1 McLeish A MUSICIAN OF HALSINGLAND PROVINCE He plays the old, irregularly shaped Swedish "key harp." The musician and his melody-making instruments are in great demand on gala days, especially in the neighboring province of Dalarna, where men and maidens still dance around the Maypole on Midsummer Eve (see page 473). Photograph by G.Heurlin PEDDLING"YULE BUCKS" OFSTRAW Jul festivities and preparations begin long beforehand, and last well into January. Even the animals arenot forgotten; they receive aspecial feed in their stalls, for allcreatures, says theSwede, should have cause for joy at Christmas time.